Monday, June 17, 2019
Mowing and glowing
Today I bit the bullet and cut the grass with the hand mower. I have been doing this for a few weeks now! But today I did something that raised the bar.
I mowed the grass wearing a skirt!
It is like Ginger Rogers doing what Fred Austerlitz did only backwards and in high heels, as the old joke goes.
I wore a skirt because I can no longer wear pants and that includes shorts. I got through it. One thing, though, it was a little harder at first than I remembered it. I almost gave up. Then I got to thinking, there is something about wearing a skirt that makes you a little more relaxed, a little less inclined to sweat and hard work. I had to get past that.
The job gets easier the deeper you get into it. Half way through the lawn you are feeling better. Two thirds of the way in, you get happy. Triumph is in sight.
Here is a beautiful song by Gustav Mahler about cutting grass.
It does not begin until 40 seconds in but it has a translation, is why I used this video.
Here is one thing that cracked me up as I pushed the mower back and forth on the front lawn, glowing. (Horses sweat. Men perspire. Women glow.)
The other day I bragged to Howard that my arms were getting stronger because I had reason to believe that they were. I credited my Aqua Fit class at the gym. I could not think of anything else I had been doing differently.
It was not the stupid Aqua Fit class.
It was this lawn mowing!!
Well, one thing I will have to do is do it every few days, not every few weeks.
You cannot have too much of a good thing!