3 thoughts on “What Flaw Do You Wish You Could Fix?”

  1. My flaws are myriad. I wish I were no longer deaf in my right ear. I wish I had not lost my hair — not because I care so much about how I look (ok, maybe a little) but mostly because having to worry about getting a sunburned scalp is a pain. I wish I was more efficient with my time, so I could get more stuff done, and I wasn’t always running late for everything.

    But the one physical flaw that I would fix — and it may seem trivial to you — is I wish I could whistle. I used to get so much joy and happiness from whistling, and following brain surgery twenty five years ago, I can no longer whistle. It makes me sad nearly every day.

    1. If I could, I would like to always have a cheerful expression without having to think about it. I too wish I could whistle. I have found that I can make a little self-induced music by drumming on my thighs with my hands. That kind of makes me happy.

  2. Okay. There are probably more important flaws to fix, but this is what popped into my head this morning:

    I was a pretty decent marathoner 15 – 20 years ago even though I ran each of the seven I’ve completed with injuries. My legs and lower back are misaligned. Eventually, I had to quit training as the injuries (e.g., sciatica, plantar fasciitis, a limping run due to the imbalance) popped up earlier and earlier in my training programs.

    I loved training with a group and camaraderie accompanied that. I loved the runner’s high that followed many of my long training runs. I loved racing. And I loved the feeling of crossing the finish line 26.2 miles after the start.

    I wish my body’s misalignment could be fixed permanently. Physical therapy helped me complete many of the marathons I did run, but I wish the long-term flaw could be fixed, and I could train again.

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