Spoons are an interesting topic in a sex blog Most of us use spooning in context with a position that most of us enjoy. And there are variations on the theme. But today I am not discussing spooning. Today is about the spoon count.
The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino that changed our dynamics of how we arrange things- if possible. We'd encourage our readers to read her wonderful explanation.
The theory of the spoons is that we have multitudes of spoons in our arsenal from the time we are born to the day we cease. As we tread through our life journey we lose a number along the way. It might be as a result of injury or illnesses, but we break bones and don't stay in condition, or have serious health issues befall us. By mid-life most of us no longer are in possession of our full allotment of spoons.
We see people all the time attempting to pay forward with spoons they no longer have. We serve as volunteers for low-income seniors and disabled. When we share the spoon theory with them most of them listen politely. Every once in a while a power switch goes on for some; and the relief in their body posture and the light in their eyes when they understand and give themselves permission to nurture themselves is priceless when it happens.
Oh and by the way -- if anyone wants to know the many different spoons there are look here!