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Its The In-flu-en-za a


i918 was the year the "Spanish Flu" infected a significant portion of the population and killed, maybe three percent. maybe five percent, maybe who knows how many of us.  I  lost relatives; it is very likely you did also.  This years version has left me exhausted and disoriented; and the end is yet nowhere in sight.



"Chasing shadows on the wall:
that don't bother me at alll.
Playing solitaire till dawn
with a deck of fifty-one.
Smoking cigarettes and watching Kaptain Kangaroo --
Don't bug me,
I've got plenty to do,"

These misquoted lyrics are an appropriately Blakean reflection of of my mood this past month,  It is as positive as it is negattive.  When i feel better, the 'hellish" aspects of the "marriage" will subside.  When that happens, i will let you knowl


Equanimity, loving kindness, compassion, and joy to all.

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pondhopper
Feb. 3rd, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering about you...is this another flu you caught or the same one from some time ago? I hope you do feel better soon, my friend.
cathy_edgett
Feb. 3rd, 2017 10:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear this. May your good health return.
amaebi
Feb. 4th, 2017 02:42 pm (UTC)
It is so kind of you to post! May energy soon infuse you again.

My paternal grandparents ' oldest child, Mary, died in the influenza. Their second,my father, was a baby, but lived.
reginaterrae
Feb. 5th, 2017 06:02 pm (UTC)
My dear, I'm so sorry you're feeling miserable. You've had a tough winter!
amaebi
Feb. 8th, 2017 05:47 pm (UTC)
I am betting you liked today's Richard Rohr!
bobby1933
Feb. 9th, 2017 09:28 am (UTC)
I've not been reading Fr. Rohr's meditations for the better part of a month, so, i quickly read yesterday's and yes, it is wonderful at several different levels.

Contemplation is the only way i know how to "cleanse the doors of perception."
amaebi
Feb. 9th, 2017 12:51 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it was worth the read for you!

And I hope you're recovering.
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