Thursday, July 14, 2016

Freak accident!

Yesterday I suffered a freak accident that will hamper blogging for a while. I was walking down the hill into town and was just passing over one of those drains where an open series of steel slats covers it when a friend was driving by and offered me a ride. I went around to the passenger door and didn't notice the that drain cover angled steeply so I was still walking on it. My right foot slipped right between two slats and I started to fall. There was some danger of breaking my ankle. At the same time I was reaching to open the door. My right hand middle finger got trapped in the door handle as I began to fall. It popped out, but not before giving the last joint a serious mashing. So now it is badly swollen and I can't move it without a lot of pain. The fingers are just full of nerve endings! I don't think there is any permanent damage, but there is a lot of trauma and I can barely use my right hand.

Guitar playing will be postponed for a while, but this may just give me more time for composing!!

Here is a guitar piece that really gives the right hand a workout. This is my recording of the Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Tárrega:


5 comments:

Marc Puckett said...

What an awful coincidence of circumstances, tsk-- but more composing sounds good. Hope the healing happens rapidly!

Bryan Townsend said...

Me too! Finger injuries are incredibly painful!

Jeph said...

Sorry to hear it, man. Ice and Ibuprofen. But, yes, more time for composing! Should be a fun challenge teaching your left hand to work the mouse.

Christine Lacroix said...

Bryan, so sorry to hear about your accident. But you're right. It could be a real opportunity for you. An adult scientist in a class I was teaching broke her leg and decided to write a book while she was mending. She went on to become Andrea Japp, a successful French crime writer. So go for it! I'll miss your posts but will, for my part, use the opportunity to go back and read the posts I've missed due to lack of time. You're a pretty prolific blog poster you know!

Bryan Townsend said...

Now I'm blushing, Christine!

My finger might heal quicker than I thought--it is a good deal less painful today.