To my dear, lovely, clever, beautiful, essential, fabulous pair of knees–
Knees–I love you. So much. Always have, always will. You knew that, right?
You have been sooo good to me over the duration of my life so far. Taking me everywhere I needed to go, helping me do everything I needed to get done. Perhaps I haven’t always been as appreciative of that as I should be, but that’s going to change. I promise.
If you do this one thing for me…
Remember that thing we used to do together?
That thing when I moved you up and down and back and forth and out and in…
that thing where we went really fast…
and we called it running?
Yes, that thing! What did you think I was talking about??
Anyway, I kinda miss that.
Actually, I miss it a lot. It makes my heart ache that we don’t do it anymore.
So, I have a bargain to propose.
January is starting soon–
if you want, January will be your month, you hear me?
I will be your servant for a full 31-day period.
We could get some bubble baths and some massages. Mmmm, right?
I’ve been reading up on arthritis-minimizing foods–
good news! Olive oil is one! So is celery, and so are lentils, and so are most vegetables…how’s about I fix up a mungo salad for us for lunch every day? And then finish it with extra-extra-dark chocolate? I’ll take in so many anti-inflammatory compounds you won’t know what to do with me, knees.
We could do more yoga. You’d like that, right? A little downward-dog action, hmm?
Oh yeah, and I can wear knee sleeves when we’re doing all this. Gentle compression; it’d feel so good!
Sounds nice, right?
It’s all yours!..if
you promise me I don’t have arthritis…
–The Girl in the Orange