2009年7月2日木曜日

Demon Socks


As a child I hated wearing socks for some strange reason unknown to me at my current stage in evolution. As I grew into an adult (some might scoff at me being labeled as an adult :) I grew to love socks. White socks, crew socks, argyle socks, wool socks, walking socks, socks with battery operated heaters and the list goes on and on and......
However, about three years ago, I started to hate socks! I hurt my back and I was no longer limber enough to reach down and put the buggers on. When my back healed I tried to put on my own socks... but I couldn't reach around my belly nor was I limber enough to reach behind my back. So for the last three years I have had my children put on my socks or I went with out...
During those years, my life was centered on planning around who could be there and when to put on my socks. This was akin to being crippled for being too big and I knew that I must do something about it. Yet, I let my self go to the point of no return. I was too busy worrying about work and who could help me put on my socks next. My diet was in shambles. One of my biggest problems was not eating 3 squares a day, starting in the morning. The second biggest thing is if I got a craving for anything I would make it!! Well, what happens when...you have a couple dozen cookies piping hot from the oven and a couple litres of milk and an empty stomach? .... I will let your imagination wander.

So you must realize the horror I felt yesterday morning as I realized that my daughter left without putting on my socks. What should I do?? I was borderline panicking..then it hit me.. "You are not the same man you were in January! Put on your socks!" said a little birdie in my head. So I grabbed a pair of long white tube socks and I put them on!
I cried!

The tormentor is gone. I am no longer bound to the "Demon sock". I can't put into words the joy I felt in my heart as I effortlessly put on my socks again this morning! You know socks are cool! My supply of socks is kinda bland. I can't wait to buy some more "cool" socks.

What ever demons you have in your life, don't let them control you and you will find inner peace!

3 件のコメント:

anne h さんのコメント...

First you to the deed - then the deed does you. Then, finally you're free. But usually only after you have a good cry.
ps. argyle socks are cool

Harry さんのコメント...

Way to sock it to the "food demon", LC. :-)

That was a beautiful anecdote. Thanks for sharing it and keep up the good work! You're doing so, so well!

Low Carber さんのコメント...

Argyle socks and paisley ties... gotta love them hehe

Thanks Anne and Harry!