The other day she found a strand of hair in her bangs that was rather longer than the rest, and asked me to cut it.
Anyway, she stretched it out, I cut it, and when the tension on the hair was thus released, down came her hand on my rather sensitive upper-abdomen, which nearly dropped me to my knees.
"Damn!" she said, mortified. "I feel like such an ass!"
And with my reply, she has thus entered the Shrek pantheon.
No lasting harm was done, and the laugh we got out of the new nickname put paid to her beating herself up over self-perceived 'carelessness'. It's just life; things happen.
Wherever life takes you, you're always being measured for a nickname, and measure is the Five Minute Friday Prompt this week.
And she trusted me to trim her hair!
I really don't like being fragile;
touch me wrong and I might die.
Far better to be strong and agile,
leap the chasm, grab the sky!
But delicate's my lot today
and maybe not all bad
because in weakness comes the way
to depend on Jesus' Dad.
I have to say it breeds compassion
for those far worse off than me
and, after some transcendental fashion
makes me care for an enemy.
As painful as this race has run,
I'd wish it not on anyone.
So let's be Livin' La Vida Loca with Donkey and Puss, from Shrek 2.
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.
Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.