In Sickness

Been unwell for the last couple of days, which has severely blunted my brain and led to not much in the way of original or even semi-original thinking. I will say, though, that sickness is weirdly interesting in that it puts you in touch with your body more than usual. As somehow who only rarely falls ill, I feel like I’m guilty of not really noticing things like how my throat feels, or my eyes, or my nose, etc. But now that I’m sneezing, and itchy, and feel pain every time I swallow, all those parts of me are extremely present to me. Not such a bad thing. At least it’s some small compensation for sickness: awareness.

8 April 2011
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