I worked and played as hard as I could. The scene was the lake, where a canoe strengthened my arms on windy days, and fortified my determination.
Without an ACL, even fireworks offer a challenge to move out of the cinder and ash trajectory , ust in the nick of time, and navigating the landscape at night, always resilts in unsteady footing.
Each day brought new and improved aches and pains. This, I found remarkable. Back, jolts of lightning ping-ponging around my left knee.
But nature seemed to consistently remind me to be still and relax.