Visualise twenty horizontal ladies in various stages of bulge, spread out on mats across the village hall. “Now ladies, empty your minds; starting with your toes and work up towards your heads, tense each muscle in turn, then let it go floppy. Breathe deeply in through your nose and slowly out through your mouth. Now, toes … ankles … calves … …” By this time most of the ladies are fast asleep, some snoring.
Relax, keep calm, breathe;
happy ending nearly here
but first you must work.
Written for Haibun Monday at dVerse The prompt took me back more than 50 years to learning a technique that has stood me in good stead in many a dire, painful or frightening situation.