I Wonder

Lately, I’ve been wondering.  Ok, in the last seven days, I’ve been wondering if things happen for a reason, or simply by accident.

Yes, I am specifically talking about my little accident.  But more to the point, I’m curious to know IF I broke my right arm completely by chance, or because there is something else at work.

Did ‘Fate’ play a hand in me being where I was, at that particular time, when it was raining, when the pathway was wet and slippery, when my shoes didn’t / couldn’t grip the surface sufficiently, when my other hand was full and unable to assist with breaking my fall?

Did I foresee ‘something’ was going to happen?  Did I have a premonition?

I think maybe I did.  I was only recently I’ve thought a lot about teaching myself to write with my left hand.  I even went so far as to buy a book I could use to practice writing in.  Now I know there isn’t a need for a special book to use, but I was curious and wanted to keep all my efforts in one place so I could look back and assess my progress.

But I hadn’t started, and the book remained unused.

As I see it, the Universe delivered a broken right arm and no excuse to put it off any longer.  And therefore, while I’m (slightly) incapacitated, I am determined to learn to write with my left hand.

So far, I think I’m progressing nicely.

Ok, that last line looks a bit scrappy

Each day, I open my book and write the date at the top of the page.  I then proceed to write the alphabet in lowercase and uppercase.  I write my numbers and have started to include some punctuation marks, a few symbols, and yesterday tried to write ‘we’re, don’t, you’re’ and the big one – ‘Hello, my name is Clare’.

Circles and curves are giving me a bit of trouble, but I’m sure I’ll get there with them.  At least I can now write the entire alphabet on one line – in lowercase anyway.

It’s a miracle!

I can’t sign my name yet, but I can write it legibly and did so three times yesterday. Woohoo!  I deserve some sort of medal for those efforts considering other people could read – and comprehend – what I’d written.

“Give this woman a trophy for writing with her left hand!”

Like I’m the first person in history to ever do so.

Anyway, I do wonder if purchasing that book was a prelude to a broken arm, that I had a strong feeling something was about to happen.

Or that everything simply the result of random actions and reactions.

What do you think?

In response to the WordPress Daily Prompt – Premonition

Author: Clare

Ever-expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

14 thoughts

  1. Your left-hand work is far more legible than my note-taking. There are times I scratch my head, looking at my notes, wondering what the heck I had scribbled. Then, it’s to the phone, to double-check. Congrats on your left-handed ability!

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you, but I’ve been ‘note taking’ myself with my left hand – thinking exactly the same thing – “What the heck have I just scribbled.”


  2. I’ve asked myself that question many times. Like when I ordered my cup from Zazzle last year with the words Embrace Imperfection on it. The minute I opened the package that sucker slipped out of my hands and a big hunk broke off when it hit the floor. It’s now on my desk with pens in it, and I ended up ordering another one that said, EMBRACE IMPERFECTONS! This is ALWAYS a great question!


  3. Well may be it was just a chance occurance, an accident. But I really get confused when someone says it’s fate. Take care of yourself Clare and hope ur hand gets well soon. And as a right-hander, u write really well with ur left hand πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    I’d love it if you read my take on PREMONITIONS:


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