Well, I have been released back into Life. Phew! Thank you all for your concern and good wishes. I was VERY fortunate in that I didn’t break anything*. Having been decommissioned for a bit, I am cheating a bit–this photo was taken a few weeks ago on the summer solstice. I liked the dreamy effect.
* I didn’t have my camera with me, but I agree that damaging it would have just made the whole situation much, much worse. Given that I am fundamentally clumsy, I use this strap, which keeps it tucked safely against my back: http://joby.com/camera-straps/ultrafit-sling-strap-for-women/