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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A constant cause


"I am not feeling any better because I cannot stay in bed, having constant cause for walking. They say I leave at night by the window of my tower, hanging from a red umbrella with which I set fire to the forest! "

— Camille Claudel


Another bed. It's not really hard to figure out where I'd rather be today, but I am holding fast to my red umbrella lest it shoot flames upon the unsuspecting. I am back at work after spending yesterday at home, not in my sick bed as I had intended, but at the computer, editing stories and inserting revision notes as if it were any other workday. Today I am still a little lightheaded and just the slightest bit shivery, but there is too much happening every minute to miss another day. My attention to detail is somewhat shaky, I've had to redo a letter three times, and I can honestly say there are too few of us here to manage to big ideas we consistently skip across the table. I am exhausted from dreaming big. 


10 comments:

  1. I wish you speedy recovery but I wish you could have spent today dreaming whatever thoughts came into your head to dream.

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  2. ah, mary, small dreams. that's all i wanted today. small simple dreams. xo

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  3. your health comes first. you stay home and you don't work. feel better!

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  4. Today was a day to spend in bed even if you were well. Wish you could have.

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  5. I hope tonight you are able to have a long hot bath followed by a delicious night's sleep.

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  6. Get better, Angella! That's your first priority!

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  7. Exhausted from dreaming big- wonderful. Feel better.

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  8. Take it easy! I've learned the hard way recently that ignoring the signs from your body only makes it all worse. Take good care of yourself!

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  9. absolutely gorgeous quote.
    and now the chiding: get thee to thy bed. (at least as much as you possibly can. i do understand work...and this winter has been the pits for seemingly endless random virusus. but, collapse and be waited upon when you do get off work, ok?)

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  10. Thanks for the concern, dear friends! I do feel a lot better today.

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