One One-Thousand

On the mat at mid-morning, I start counting off the 10 seconds that my physiotherapist wants me to hold the bridge.

One one-thousand, two one-thousand

I am looking good and breathing well.

Three one-thousand, four one-thousand

I’m having to work a little bit. That’s a good thing, right?

Five one-thousand, six one-thousand

I’ve stopped breathing. Gad, will this never end?

Seven one-thousand, eight one-thousand

I can’t hold myself up much longer!

Nine one-thousand, ten one-thousand

Hitting the mat with an audible thump, I seem to remember an admonition about a controlled descent. But although my form sucks, at least I know I’m getting the proper duration. My counting is impeccable.

One one-thousand, two one-thousand

On the beach at sunset, I start counting off the 10 seconds that my camera wants for a proper exposure in this light. There are some folks walking along the surf’s edge and I might need to ask them to hang back, to stay out of the scene. But a funny thing happens: I get to 10 before the camera does.

Now how can that be?

This is blog #1,000, which got me to these places:
thinking about counting in various applications,
being thankful that my blog counts itself,
remembering when blog #100 was a big milestone,
and wondering what two one-thousand will look like.




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8 Responses to One One-Thousand

  1. I left a reply and it didn’t appear. 🙁

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Barbara – Something was wonky on the site today. The digest didn’t send at noon and I have no idea why. I resent and it might have worked this time. So feel free to re-reply. 🙂

  2. Tom Watson says:

    Any chance you count more quickly when you’re counting 10 seconds before the camera clicks than when you’re holding the bridge.
    That doesn’t really make sense…one would think it would be the opposite.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – I fear you’re right. It *would* likely be the opposite. Ah, well. Holding the pose for ten Isabel-seconds is better than not holding it at all.

  3. Jim Taylor says:

    One thousand blogs! Wooo-hoo!
    Did you actually start 20 years ago, or did you do several a week at some point?
    Congratulations anyway.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim T – 🙂 I started with one/week, then added a few special projects (like the 12 days of Christmas) that drove up the average weekly total a little bit, then got into regular photography posts, which really increased it. So the 1,000 includes all those tpes, not just the Sunday posts. Still a surprising number to reach.

  4. Alison says:

    Oh my! I don’t THINK it was 20 years ago!! or else time really IS flying ! by the way, received the post this evening

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Alison – Yes, that would make us even older than we think we are! Regarding the late arrival, I resent the digest in the evening when I got home, and this time it went through . . .

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