Friday, 10 June 2011
The ripple effect
I've spent more consecutive days in heels over the past week than have in the last couple of years. Work related stuff. But as you can imagine, the poor gams were on fire by week's end. So yesterday I decided to fill up the bathtub and soaked them in salt water. Therapy! Oh, I can't tell you how good it felt to just sit there and let the hot water massage my poor nerves.
I've had a lot on my mind these past few days... work stuff, life stuff... the usual stuff. I guess I was deep in my own thoughts when I realized I was staring at the tap dripping water into the full tub. One drop at a time, spaced out over a few seconds. I was mesmerized how that one drop of water caused such ripple effect. Just one drop would send tiny waves through the tub, which was otherwise still.
It made me realize how one tiny event or shift in our lives can leave such an enormous impact. Whether it's meeting one person, or experiencing one moment... little things can shift our lives from the mundane to the colourful (or chaotic) within seconds.
There's truth to the ripple effect, and I suppose I don't need to convince you of that. I'm just amazed, that's all. Because sometimes I sit back and look at my life the way it was a few months ago... a year back... a decade earlier... and I think of all the events that have led to me to where I am. Decisions that I or someone else made, and moments that quietly shifted the course of my entire life. It's profound when you think about it, really.
I don't know. Maybe I just need to sleep. And soak these toes-ies again.
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