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25 October 2007 @ 08:49 pm
Sic, sic, sic!  
The subject of this post is a joke I have been wanting to use for days. Because I am sick.

Fever; headache; cough; earache... I threw up once and have felt like I'm going to vomit again several more times.

I have been eating primarily chicken noodle soup. I have been doing primarily nothing.

I know nothing about what is going on at school right now. I feel odd, disconnected. The world of illness is slow and easy: you spend an afternoon and evening hazing in and out of focus in front of Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (extended edition) and get up late the next morning, if at all. Meals lose their urgency, become "when I'm hungry...", just water or 7-Up, or not at all. They become toast, tasteless cereal, soup.

At school your days are defined by your peers more than anything else: your teachers, your class times, the bells, all depend on your steady cooperation. The students assign meaning to the bells, pay attention to the teachers, do the homework.

Home sick, you drift from one thing to another. Pointlessly, placidly. Your days are a slow and sloppy wave. You are only in one place at one time. The present moment absorbs you, water in a sponge, and leaves no sign you ever were.

My mother thinks I will be better tomorrow. I am not sure what school will be like. I do not know my homework--when tests and quizzes lie in wait--I do not know what change has come in one, two, three long days.
marimbaqueen on October 27th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
i know how you feel. i been "under the weather" for the past few days too. (i like the sic sic sic. we are SUCH writers)