…down the stairs.
One fine and balmy Thursday evening (ie. this evening), I was on my way to the gym at The Cathay when, inspired by the beautiful sunset, I decided to whip out my Holga and snap a few shots.
I was so taken by the view in front of me that I failed to look beneath my feet. If I had, I would have noticed that I was standing on the precipice of a flight of stairs. But I wasn’t looking and this was how I missed the step and tumbled down.
With one hand holding on to my precious plastic camera and the other clutching my shoe bag, I watched in dismay as my foot fell and landed on its ankle. As it twisted, my mind went blank and I could only sit down in despair when it was finally over in, oh, three seconds.
Nobody came to my rescue, nobody helped me up as I sat on the stairs in shock. I finally gathered my wits and grabbed my phone to call the husband. As I spoke to him in near hysterics, he asked, are you laughing or crying? That made me even more hysterical and I promptly burst into tears.
I’ll be right there as soon as I finish this, he said.
I sat down on the steps, all silly and teary-eyed when I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and took the photos that I had meant to take.
Thankfully, Popartgirl was nearby and quickly came to my rescue by taking me to the gym where a pack of ice was procured. Even now, the ankle is still swollen, still in pain and still wrapped in ice.
What a doofus I am!
At least it was a gorgeous sunset…
13 thoughts on “The story of how I fell…”
hugz hugz… 😦 poor you! rest well lil ankle…
the picture IS very pretty 🙂
you might feel like a doofus but at least, you have cute shoes :p
oh dear you! but yes- the shot of sunset is splendid. hope the ankle isn’t badly sprained.
Oh no! Hope the ankle’s ok now. And yes, what pretty pretty shoes!
Thanks all. 🙂
Ankle is still swollen.
Husband is coming home to take me to the doc’s.
alamak. so lun zhun! hope i’ts better.
hi I came over from Eadwine’s blog. Been reading your blog on and off. Just would like to say that we are from the same town. I am over at st 45. Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you will get better soon.
I must say that..sometime..photography can be a hazardou hobby!
@Stella Yah very. Super klutz. It’s better now, thanks!
@ silver_crv Hello neighbour! 🙂 Thanks for leaving a note. It’s the first time I suffered bodily harm while shooting heh heh and I hope it’s the last!
certainly it will be! 🙂
oh ..if your flat is facing north. Lookout for strong strong wind whichusually begins at the end of Sept or mid Oct!
*ouch* Poor shoes and feet. Take care!
@ Silver_crv Thanks for the tip! But it’s just so unbearably hot now cos we get a bit of both the rising and setting sun, grrrr.
@ Staz Ouch poor shoes indeed, they are so scuffed now! Thanks for dropping a note. 🙂
poor thing! please take good care of the ankle. don’t put too much weight on it.
hope you get well soon!