~ • ~
I awakened this morning with a charley horse in my right calf. Not the smoothest way to start the day. But one that got me thinking about a woman who I used to know who had some fascinating ideas about the nature of reality.
~ • ~
This woman who I’ll call K, was one of the nicest, calmest, most supportive human beings I’ve ever met. She was a mother of 4, wife of a physician, lived in a charming older home that she filled with pets, overstuffed furniture & amazing meals.
K, who was born in the late 1940s and influenced by the 1960s hippie movement, was a nurturing person who grooved on Dr. Wayne Dyer and healing crystals. And it was from this perspective that she viewed reality.
For instance, one of K’s beliefs was that when a person awoke with a pain in his or her body, the pain was a result of the sleeper’s body being used by some celestial force in a different plane of existence during the night. This made sense to her and she shared this idea with anyone who’d listen to her.
~ • ~
Now I cannot conclusively say that K’s idea is totally wrong. Who knows, eh? But I can tell you, my gentle readers, that my father was a small town doctor who had slightly different take on charley horses in the middle of the night.
His simple, straight-to-the-point explanation of why a person had a charley horse was that said person wasn’t eating enough magnesium. And to remedy this situation he’d just say: “Eat a banana.“
~ • ~
And so it is as I sit here this morning typing this story that I find myself eating a banana– and reflecting upon the wonderful people who I’ve known in my life. Some a little more based in my idea of reality, than others.