Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22. Day 112. Being flexible

Oh to be young and flexible. The truth is that unlike my delightful niece Jessie I was never flexible.
Backflips were never my thing - at least not the physical kind that involves actually flipping over backwards. Jessie is a former gymnast turned champion hip hop dancer and given any chance and a small amount of open space and she's doing manoeuvres that make my old body ache just looking at it.
But it's not only that sort of flexibility that I lack. More it is the need to have order and a plan rather than just go with the flow. When you are trying to keep a lot of balls in the air, routine and structure are a woman's best friend. The problem is that strictly sticking to the routine  means that you can turn your back on a lot of excitement and opportunity that comes with seeing an open door and just going though it.
Fortunately the door was open and my family from Sydney was able to walk straight through it this afternoon making a pleasant change for a manic Monday.
Least I could do was bend over backwards to do a loaves and fishes act and cater for the unexpected and hungry crowd. That's about as flexible as it gets.


  1. That is one great gymnast, you can see from her face she knows just what she is doing. Two of mine do gymnastics but they are some way of backflips still! Brilliant capture. Thank you for linking up to Country Kids.

  2. i am so not flexible either!! great capture - i love the look of determination on her face x

  3. What an amazing shot Susan. Gosh I wish I had a third of her flexibility. I'm afraid I'd never get up again if I even attempted that much exertion!

  4. Wow - what a fantastic photo - a real action shot! Love it! I've never been that flexible (or brave) either :) #CountryKids

  5. Ha! An awesome photo. Oh to be so bendy!!

  6. Wow what a great photo, I wish I could do that! Heading over from #CountryKids