Daily Prompt: Skewed

Basel to Solothurn 05.09 (4)

No idea what this is about, but apparently if it is wonky, one-sided, out of focus or whatever, that it is skewed. After breaking my leg and various examinations, the doc and the therapy lady, and everyone else that had something to do with the mending process all unanimously agreed that my left leg is shorter than the right. They did not tell me where the missing lengths went. Either my leg shrunk or perhaps the other leg grew.

This is probably medical history. Perhaps it is mentioned in Internet somewhere, the lady with the shorter or longer leg according to how you look at the problem. It is not a problem, just one of those things that is normal, at least for me. Perhaps I could add a few centimeters to my left shoe to balance it all out. No, I will leave it as it is. I have something the others do not have.

I remember one of my visits to London to visit my dad. I arrived at Zürich Airport and had entered the area where they confiscate my toothpaste because the tube is too big and I might be hiding a mini bomb in it. My hand luggage then goes through the x-ray machine. I now had to walk through the part where they search me for machines guns, pistols and knives, which I left at home. I then had to take off my shoes and stand in front of a screen. I was not wearing socks or stockings, just bare feet. I have no idea what the problem was, but they did not arrest me and let me go. I suppose these are the problems you might have if one leg is shorter than the other.

I have a skewed leg in that case. Not that it really bothers me, I always did have a special way of walking, swaying to the right and left, which is quite sexy,  but everyone is usually too well mannered, or perhaps jealous,  to say anything about it. My left foot has been at an angle of 20-30 degrees from the leg for the past 20 years, but no-one really told me about it. I was something original.

So being skewed is something special, not everyone has it, and make the most of it. My friends the geese tell me it is just the way things are, no problem.

Ducks Geese 23.09 (3)

Daily Prompt: Skewed

9 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Skewed

  1. Great Graffiti mural! Reminds me of my Brooklyn home! Graffiti used to be looked down upon but now is considered an art form. I have not been to the airport since 2004 however I have not had any Mission Impossible experiences. However I know that JFK and probably La Guardia have tightened up on security especially after 9/11 and New York being a terrorist target.

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    • If you take a train ride in Switzerland the walls along the rails are full of graffiti. This one was on the line to Basel. Never take a large tube of toothpaste with you on a plane journey, they take it away. I have lost at least three tubes at the airport. Also no shampoo, it might be liquid explosive. My travelling days are now over and I am glad.


  2. Yes they are funny about shampoo. My wife had a bottle of Shiseido cream confiscated, there was only a tiny bit in the tube but the tube said 7 ounces, so off it went. We learned things have to be in the tiny bottles, not just tiny amounts of things in bigger bottles. Also chocolate, cheeze, that sort of thing you can pack but not take on as carry on. Duh.

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