With embarrassment comes humility.
People mess up, make a fool of themselves for a lot of reasons. Reason fails. So does the processing. It brings out the coward in you. Then you find yourself wallowing in that all too familiar slough of self pity.
How could I not have pulled that off? Blame. Disappointment. You just did not. Acceptance. Pause. Acceptance still. Did you really think you’d never have a moment like this one? You froze. Now deal with it. That’s not all you are. That’s not all you’d be.
Grilled burger and apple pie – the prescription for moments like these.