At brunch at the home of good friends, I knocked over a wine glass filled with orange juice. Fortunately, the glass did not break, and the juice missed a plate of pastries. I was embarrassed by my clumsiness.
These things happen, I comforted myself.
Moments later, I knocked it over again. This time, there was very little juice spilled, but much more embarrassment.
Later that day, the hostess texted me a picture of herself sweeping up fragments of a similar glass that she had dropped while drying it.
I laughed out loud at the coincidence, but it inspired me to read about proprioception.
Also called kinesthesia, proprioception, is the body’s ability to sense its location, movements, and actions. It’s also what’s the cops test when you have alcohol on your breath and are caught driving erratically.
So if you are dropping or knocking over more things, get used to it. And be ready to explain to any witnesses what proprioception is.