Saturday, January 22, 2011

Emergence



I'm back in the saddle, as it were, heading off for a short day of work, very much looking forward to focusing on other people as opposed to my personal list of symptoms and complaints. Oh yeah. It occurred to me yesterday that the final phase of any illness is boredom, which is what finally got me off my ass and out the door for a quick walk, in spite of the bitter cold made worse by my ill-tempered brother, the wind.

The walk was worth it, though, just for the sight of the pink/purple angel wing clouds floating above the sunset. Wow.

A flu like the one I battled this week takes awhile to recover from. I'm still feeling fragile, but experience has taught me that there's a point at which it's best to get back to the rhythms of life, even if I'm not quite yet up to snuff. That point follows directly on the heels of boredom.

I'm outta here. Shabbat Shalom, y'all.

14 comments:

Vicki said...

Glad you are feeling better! Have a great day...Love you!

ellen abbott said...

boredom is a great motivator.

steven said...

reya i'm glad you've found some equilibrium! the hovering wings and the hovering state of boredom becoming - i enjoy them both because they tell of change. steven

Life 101 said...

For me, walking is just the thing to make me feel better.
The flu has been brutal this year. Jilda has struggled with some kind of crud for weeks now.
Glad you're feeling better.

Jo said...

Pace yourself, dear one, and ease back into your routine gently.

Beautiful photo.

The Bug said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! I still have a nagging cough which makes me wary of going out into the cold. However, boredom may win that battle! We have a good heater in the car :)

Cindy said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better and were able to get out for a walk. :)

Tom said...

nice captures of the clear winter skies. i can feel the cold...brrr.
glad you're feeling better.

Frank Baron said...

Wandered over from Pauline's blog. Glad you're feeling better. :)

Reya Mellicker said...

THanks to all. Home from work and feeling even better than this morning. Onwards and upwards!

Winston Riley said...

Glad you're feeling better Missy. Hugs.

The Pollinatrix said...

Happy emergence! Those clouds are glorious indeed.

Kerry said...

It sucks to feel sick for more than 3 days. I'm glad to hear that you are up and about, and that the sight of pretty pink and orange clouds can lift your spirit. May you feel even better tomorrow.

Pam said...

You walk in the cold, we walk in the heat. Either way, it's a good path to recovery! Glad you are feeling better.