Yesterday I was practicing for a humorous speech contest for Toast Masters on Wednesday. Riding my bicycle, with no hands on the handle bars, I was reciting my speech using my body language and hand gestures when the uneven pavement took the wheels out from beneath me. I landed with my chest on the handle bars and cut a gash in the back of my leg. My chest aches so badly I cannot laugh or cry. So the lessons are many.
The most important of them is never forget we live in a physical world with consequences.
Others would be:
Keep hands on the handle bars.
Pay attention to your safety first.
Are speeches that important?
It is not funny to the one who lands on the handle bars;
Even although it might be funny to others.
Laughing with broken ribs is not a laughing matter.
Neither are stitches.
As one gets older one should get wiser.
Some of us do and others do not, it seems..
Have a Wonderful Day