Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I Predict Victory

Bus shelter ad across from the Library of Congress.

A rag-tag gang of marauding virus somehow slipped through my usually iron-clad immune defense system, threatening me with a runny nose, slightly sore throat and the dull mind of a minor cold.

I suppose my weeklong bout of the blahs wedged a crack into my immunity. Add to that the gorgeous but devastating full moon of last weekend, and, well ... it's no wonder. Also I got energetically blasted yesterday. I was so surprised by the attack I didn't have time to get my shields in place. Yeah, I took a hit, not a big deal, but it did get to me.

Thanks to the skillful swordsmanship* of the Sufi acupuncturist, plus several cups of brownish tea (Chinese herbs) and an Airborne or two, I believe the rag-tag bunch will soon be meeting their makers, if there is such a thing. A nice hot shower tonight and an undisturbed night's sleep should restore my well guarded boundaries.

Go forth, ye cold virus. I mean it, get out of here! Go!

*He wields the needles as if they were the tiniest of swords, he does.


Cyndy said...

I hope you feel better soon. I loved the video - Jake's thinking "c'mon Mom, let's get going already!"

Reya Mellicker said...

He's being so cautious!

deborah said...

why is caution upside down?

does your person turn or twirl the needles or just insert and remove?

visualize the colors of fall
and sleep deeply
and heal fully
you are so well loved and admired

tut-tut said...

Nice film! Why all the "Caution" tape?

Reya Mellicker said...

The caution tape is meant to alert us that men are tearing the roof off what was once known as the pink palace, at the foot of Tennessee in front of Lincoln Park. I doubt seriously the people who put up the tape thought about whether or not it was right-side up. What I see is NO NO NO NO when I watch the film, just what I'm telling the marauding rag tag virus.

Deborah, the Sufi acupuncturist does all of the above, twist, push, pull out suddenly, slowly. He is so adept, and works with such a sense of confidence and mastery. Even though the needles sometimes hurt (they really hurt today), it's not a pain that signals injury, it's a very slight pain that signals the release or something I don't need.

The tea is always worse than the needles.

willow said...

I love how the library building is reflected in the eye. Nice photo.

Adrianne said...

Feel better soon, my Reya.

Merle Sneed said...

I feel more cautious, although I don't know why.

Barbara Martin said...

Reya, you might try some ginger and lemon tea that Twinnings puts out. I swear by this as I cannot use Chinese herbal remedies because of other medication I take. The ginger will boost your immune system nicely.

Lynne said...

Feel better soon, Reya! May victory be yours.

Love the pic!

Steve said...

Yikes! Hope you feel better. I've been wrestling with a sinus thing of my own. NOT fun.

Re. the video, I can't say I haven't been warned!