There are times when you find your self flat on the ground, having smashed your face into the pavement and all you can do it get up, dust yourself off , pray you didn’t irrevocably damage yourself , ignore the laughter of strangers and just keep going with your day . This is not a metaphor, I literally fell on my ass today , or more accurately my face. I scrapped my face on the pavement . I am feeling very poised and graceful today , I can tell you .
The funny thing is , well first of all I do this at least once a year so this isn’t new , it really does redefine your day when you bust your ass. I mean no matter how cute you think you are a good fall with reboot the hell out of you . Yes you are still cute but you can also suddenly and without warning look like a complete idiot . And that’s okay . We all look ridiculous sometimes . You do not die ( hopefully) , and you will not be permantly damaged by most of them, you may be a little banged up ( I scrapped my chin…my lord I am sexy today!) but at the end of it you can probably laugh at it.
I am reminded that one of my girl crushes , Jennifer Lawrence ( if you don’t know her , shame on you because she is awesome!) , had the wonderful honor of winning an Oscar and on her way up the stairs she fell. She sat for a second and then recommenced and started back up the stairs to thunderous applause and a standing ovation from her fellow actors and those lucky enough to get a ticket. Her response was ” “You guys are just standing up because you feel bad that I fell.” Now , she can be that cool after flubbing a once in a lifetime moment, the I can not even being to be all butt-hurt over my falling in front of a bunch of strangers , and neither should you , if you ever do so.