GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
What is it about having the flu that makes one feel so rotten?
It's like being weeded out of the world’s garden – confined to a place reserved for untouchables. Running nose, blocked sinuses, aching muscles and streaming eyes. Not a pretty sight at all! I’m not surprised nobody wants to come near me. The dogs, however, don’t mind a bit. Like shadows, they mimic my moves. Their fondness - unconditional!
After much resistance, I eventually slump onto my bed and tuck my toes under the warmth of the feather duvet. The dogs settle in the corner. Brrrr, I could do with a hot-water bottle, I think. But that means I have to get up again. Oh dear.
“So, I’m miserable…so what?”
My laptop is a good companion. Self-imposed isolation never has to be so dramatic nowadays. In fact, it doesn’t have to be isolation at all. Thanks to modern technology, I will remain connected to the world’s spinning wheel. That knowledge, in itself, makes me feel better.
It doesn’t last long. The attraction of cyberspace is finally swamped by fatigue and I finally submit to slumber. I dream of comforting smiles and understanding demeanours; and of course the hope that, by some remote chance, my childhood treat of soft porridge and cinnamon sugar will simply materialise before my eyes.
But, thank goodness for cyberspace.
If you, too, are under-the-weather at the moment, join me in marvelling at of our beautiful Namaqualand daisies. (photograph above) They're blooming in our country at the moment - arisen from the dormancy of their own hibernation. They offer us the reassurance that our afflictions are only temporary. Soon, we'll once again be...
LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX!
Sending lotsaluv to you all,