Friday, April 20, 2012

The enemy

When you have to use crutches, and you know that accidentally bringing weight down on a broken foot is going to send the bone through the top of your foot, there really are only three things that are at all scary - rain, wet tile, and stairs. In order to get to the school where I teach a few English lessons a week, I have to go up two steps to get to the elevator. And of course, it's a tiled walkway. And there's no handrail to hold on to. The ledge on the left is just short enough that I can't lean on it, and just tall enough to be inconvenient to sit on. Plus, when the wind is blowing towards Kagoshima, everything gets covered in ash, and that's the last thing I want to sit in on my way up to the classroom. I hate those two little steps.

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