Sunday, January 27, 2008

incubated then flew...

this past tuesday i may have been incubated with a fierce flu, courtesy of a dear friend of mine who will name nameless. i still got heaps of love for him, but alas, after a few days of incubating in my body i woke up friday morning, darn depleted, with a fever, the quick chills and quicker sweats and the determination to make this weekend, the starting line to my health. everything was put on the back burner and i spent my days with my five new best friends- my couch, my water bottle, tylenol, a blanket and a box of kleenex. we all know what it is like, hurt up, hemmed up, a red runny nose as sore as anything. "piss it out," is what my mom used to say. and it's true, although a family friend put it this way, "force fluids. force fluids." different words, same meaning. here's a secret for a rough nose, tired of tissues, slap on heaps of petroleum jelly before bed, by morning the nose will be as soft as a baby's bottom. grape jelly or strawberry jam i can't make that same promise, but vaseline, it does a nose right.

here's my shadow and young lady leaving her home at sunrise in argentina. spring '07.

love and health to all...


Blogger Sally Mullikin said...

hope you're feeling better, ben! did you get the camera i gave caleb to give you?

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