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.

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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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