Sickness

12 Jun

When I said I was going to write a blog every day, I didn’t account for the fact that I might actually get sick and have a headache that would make staring at a computer screen, let alone typing something coherent, all but impossible. I am still not better, and though much better than last night, I am somewhat pushing myself to write this. Frankly, I’d rather be sitting on my bed with my eyes closed. The doctor said I had a sinus infection, so nothing too serious. Though I can’t help but think that if we didn’t have modern medicine, could this sinus infection, which has somewhat ravaged my head, ears and lungs for a week, continue to reek havoc on my body until it all but shuts down and I no longer have concern for life. Or perhaps, it wouldn’t kill me but maybe make a month or more of my life miserable and bed-ridden. Human scientific advances, no thanks to religion at all, has made it possible for us to have the level of comfort we think we humans have always been afforded. On the flip side, human advances have caused us to become slaves to jobs, always thinking of the quickest fixes, which are almost always, of lesser quality, and, in regards to health, usually more harmful. I have an army of medicines and the fever has broke, not too late either, as I start my career as a master’s student on Monday in Missoula. The housing situation is still a bit up in the air, but there is a nice place I’m applying to. The girl says that she’s not too quiet. I smiled and knew something good was to come. In other quick news, it was my mother’s birthday today. She has one year left until the half-century mark. Perhaps it’s not too early to start planning her blow out party. I promise that future blogs will be of some decent thought; in the meantime, I am going to leave you with a quote on this rather beautiful Saturday night, “Let yourself be led by the child you were.”

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