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February 24, 2014

All day long

Filed under: Human condition — bitchontheblog @ 01:56
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When you are ill you can’t beat fever for value. Fever knocks you straight out. Sends you into oblivion. When your fever hits pitch you don’t even care any longer. About anything.

Then you wake up. Restored.

Like now.

For reasons I have not yet examined the hours of the night never seem to count. No one expecting you to do anything. It’s like playing hide and seek with yourself. It’s why I love small children. By way of entertainment I played hide and seek with my siblings and my youngest sister just stood there in the middle of the lawn, in full view, covering her eyes with her tiny hands. The logic, I suppose, that if I can’t see myself no one else can see me either. A heartbreaking and defining moment in my life.




  1. Such periodic restorations are good for you. Toxins are removed from the system. That is the Ayurveda belief.

    Comment by rummuser — February 24, 2014 @ 06:50 | Reply

    • I agree, Ramana. It’s why I never suppress a fever artificially. Neither in myself or anyone else I look after. Though will apply what my grandmother and my mother did – and it’s as awful as effective: Cold compresses round your lower legs to “draw out the fever”. A few years ago I tried to do this to myself (in absence of both my mothers). Unfortunately, I was too weak to execute. Just had to ride out what was borderline. Living to tell the tale of what amounted to an awful New Year’s Eve. Plus three days. Gave a whole new meaning to ‘delirious’.

      However, and I do agree with the Angel’s recent observation: There is good in being down. On your knees. You find yourself climbing up again. Making you aware of how good life and its basics are.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 24, 2014 @ 08:54 | Reply

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