#reverb12 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December that is meant to give us all the chance to reflect on 2012 and the opportunity to write down our hopes and dreams for the coming year. Through December 31st Meredith, Sarah and I will be posting each day with a new prompt. Join us by writing, or join us by reading. No matter what you choose, come with us.
Scars: They leave marks, and sometimes you can only take what you can carry. What will you, by choice or by chance, carry into 2013?
I used to think that I talked about it too much.
It’s only tendonitis. You can walk. Running isn’t an essential task of daily living.
But there is no way to tiptoe around that which rearranges the measure of your days. The warp and weft of everyday living.
I was not bruised, there were no marks.
How I came into what can only be known as The Fall of Foot Writing is a mystery, even to me. But tracing the numbers and writing the words helped me to reclaim a place, both physically and emotionally.
They were talismans, lucky charms. Mantras that I wore proudly. To say This. This is mine.
My printed rabbits feet, horseshoes and four leaf clovers.
And with the finish,very simply, I knew that it was done.
The marks beginning to fade away, even as I was still racing.
I no longer needed numbers and letters to broadcast what I already knew in my heart. I didn’t need to turn myself inside out on a daily basis so that I could show the scars hidden deep inside.
I carried these things for as long as I needed them to carry me.