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The Little Toes in Life

Short Take: Relationships, Life


This year I finally decided to go to the Jeju Salsa Festival, one of the best such festivals in the world. I  prepared for six months, taking lessons, going social dancing, generally upping my level to be compatible with some of these dancers. I was super excited.


Set for fly off on a Friday, here’s what happened the Tuesday before.

Little Toe Ecchymosis

Like an idiot, I stubbed my toe against a sofa, but this was no ordinary stub! The pain didn’t go away after a minute or two. After icing it I went to sleep for a couple of hours. When I awoke I couldn’t walk. I headed for the A&E where I was diagnosed with a bone contusion or a possible hairline fracture.


Looking at the ecchymosis on my little toe, I was struck by the ridiculous humour of the situation, and acutely reminded how the seemingly most insignificant things can derail the best laid plans of mice and men.

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