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Awkward Moment #199

Pushing a stroller around town nearly every day is not something most people do. I run with it, walk with it, get groceries with it. My child rides front seat and I have to stop and go on his whims.

Anyway, today after an eight-mile run we had to get some bread. I stopped at my old place of work, Great Harvest Bread Co., to retrieve some sourdough. Now, pushing around a stroller has made me creative at opening doors. When heading out, I use my behind to push the door open and hold it open as I swing the stroller around to face it forward again. Sometimes a person jumps to hold to hold it open for me, but, honestly, I’m normally fine on my own.

So this little old man thought he would help me out today. I was already halfway through the door and he was on the other side of it. He asked which direction I was headed – left or right. I told him left and went to continue out. Then, for some odd reason, he went behind the door and because I was holding it open to get out, he ended up squishing his head between the open door and the wall behind it! I immediately removed pressure off the door and apologized, albeit a little confused. He stood there looking a little befuddled, and didn’t say anything, so I said sorry again and walked away quickly. I nearly laughed. but felt that would be rude since he was only trying to help. I honestly have no idea what he was trying accomplish by going behind the door that I was opening, though.

Sometimes pushing a stroller around town has its awkward moments.

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Why You Dance

call it what you will but it’s a dance

that moves the very center of your soul

and releases all the hurt you ever had

and forgets every promise that you broke

but you can’t help but start to wonder what you’re for

and you feel it so deeply that you cry

and dreaming isn’t what it was before

and you doubt the point of “who” and fear the “why”

call it what you will but it’s a dance

that you been showing off since time began

and only now you’ve started wondering

why you’re here

and why you dance

you’ve been spinning for so long you’re in a hole

it makes it that much harder to escape 

and the dizzier you are the less control

it seems there’s no way out your present state

you used to like the feeling that it gave

but you’ve seen what it means to be complete

and you know the happiness you felt was fake

and you’re tired of the aching in your feet

call it what you will but it’s a dance

that you been showing off since time began

and only now you’ve started wondering

why you’re here

and why you dance

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