Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane (Spain) and curated by Francesca (Italy), where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. The theme this week is "motion".
I was a kid when I first realized I had trouble with motion. It didn't hit me until my middle school years. Early on I did get to enjoy the feeling of flying like the wind on my bicycle, riding the Ferris wheel at the shore and swinging as high as I could on the playground. Then it ended. I found that sailing with my friend's family was a queasy nightmare, swinging as high as I could on the playground left me shuttering, and I had to forget about carnival rides altogether. My high school gym teacher used to give me a really hard time during gymnastics when I was required to do a forward somersault or flip of any kind. I'd have to do it of course, but each and every time, it left me quivering flat on my back until the world stopped spinning. Turns out, it has something to do with crystals in the middle ear but I didn't learn that until years later. How I wish I could vindicate myself with that gym teacher who gave me such a hard time! Though this motion issue is a bit of a bother it does come with some giggles as well, like when I'd try to play racing or flying style video games with my young son and would find myself tipping over onto the ground if my character turned too quickly or hit a bump in the road. I'll admit, it was kind of funny. Then I discovered that I could capture motion with my camera (and not fall over!)