Wednesday 17 April 2002

Back in the land of the living

Yesterday, a couple of hours after eating a cold veal salad for lunch, I started feeling queasy. I came home and spent a miserable night—the worst stomach upset I’ve had since I drank some tap water in Seoul a few years ago. Here in Sydney it’s been raining all day, so I followed Burningbird’s lead and curled up on the sofa, “comfy under a cozy blanket,” reading The Tale of Genji. I had some Vegemite on fresh sourdough bread for breakfast, sardines on sourdough bread for lunch, and tonight I think my stomach might be able to handle lamb and potatoes from the Greek restaurant up the road. “Small things,” as Burningbird wrote. Today, just making a cup of tea, taking a shower, or watching the cat eat her share of the sardines gave me pleasure. Strange how the world looks and feels fresh after even an inconsequential illness.



Curled up and comgy sounds good, but you had vegemite and sardines?

Posted by: Burningbird on 18 April 2002 at 01:17 AM

Didn't you suggest that? It doesn't seem to have made him feel better, though.

Posted by: Will Leshner on 18 April 2002 at 02:50 PM

This discussion is now closed. My thanks to everyone who contributed.

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