Friday, February 15, 2008

On Elationism, Fogginess and Rainbows

Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes! And what a place to spend a birthday. And it was a good and busy trip, if a bit tempered by under-the-weatherness. We swam with dolphins (I have always wanted to do that), hiked up Diamondhead Crater, learned about Polynesia, got a lot of sand in our shoes and chased rainbows.

Chasing rainbows is a lot of fun, especially when you don't realize that's what you're doing at first, but just start pointing and laughing and turning corners, going this way and that.

I am back now, about halfway through my second cold in three weeks. And this isn't the same old warmed-up leftovers of a cold, the one I dropped off in the Pacific Ocean somewhere. It's a brand-new shiny fresh cold. Did you know that was possible? Neither did I. My head feels like it weighs 400 pounds, my oxygen intake has been halved and my brain is fogged by cold medicine. Add substantial jet lag on top of that, and I really am able to process only about half of what is said to me and a quarter of what is happening around me. I hope you'll understand if I'm a bit quiet for the next few days.

In the meantime, I will try my hand at being an elationist and believing that "behind every calamity lies possibility"... (Via SARK's eLetter, which you can view here) I wouldn't say that a bad cold is a calamity, exactly, but it has sort of forced me to put all unnecessary activities on hold, leaving plenty of time to ponder possibilities while drinking hot chocolate.

9 comments:

CaBaCuRl said...

...and I hope keeping warm in a cosy bed with a stack of good books? Get well again soon!

iHanna said...

get well soon - thanks for the link to sark's newsletter! she has a style of her own that girl1

Anonymous said...

The cold sounds horrid! Lots of hot toddies and vitamin c required!
Hope you soon feel better.
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Feel Better!!!

You need some Green Tea
with Lemon and Honey and
some Medicine Soup & Water.
Medicine Soup has a lot of
vegetables, beans & garlic in it.


What fun to swim with the dolphins
and chase rainbows and hike!
I've driven right through a Rainbow
one day.

The elationist look's like
something fun to go to.

I'll go check out Sarks letter.
I havent' signed up yet at her
new message board. I have a lot
of her books. Most of them I think are signed copies. Even some of the people that came to have their books signed signed one of mine. It is fun to look at what they wrote.

Have a Blessed Healthy Fun,
Happy, Creative Year!!!

Crashdummie said...

awww hope u get better soon hun. cold, blah, not pleasunt at all. Cuz u know its nothing serious, but u just cant help feeling sorry for your self, and it is such an annoying thing... all the sneezing, coughing, runny nose and eyes and feeling blah :(

sending u some veggie soup :)

Merisi said...

I hope you've conquered the cold by now, sent it off into the sunset, wherever!

belindaschneider said...

hope you're on the way. i loved reading about chasing rainbows, how wonderful. never done that before. i love them and stop and wonder every time i see one.

Crashdummie said...

just dropped by to send you some hugz:)

CaBaCuRl said...

Me also just dropped by to see if you've recovered from the lurgy...hope things are OK with you.