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When You're Sick

When you are sick you don't remember what it is like to be well.  You can't remember a day when you breathed correctly or stood up without a pounding headache.  You think this sickness will never end because as you feel so miserable at the moment, you only remember coughing to save your life.  Silly isn't it, those few miserable weeks.  You make promises to not drink too much, to take your vitamins, to get to bed early.  You bargain with your God, your inner self, your psyche, so that you may never endure another cold, flu or infection...when in all due time you will get another sickness.  We are only human.  You drink the tea and the broth and watch your DVD box sets and if you're good you don't drink alcohol while on antibiotics because it does cancel the other out.  You don't have sex because antibiotics cancels your birth control...don't want to take any chances...

and if you're me, you're in hell because you can't sing.  All you can dream about is clear nasal passages and bright lights and how great it will when you're better and you can hit all the notes again...no cough to stand in your way, no tickle in your throat...

And when you're well you can't remember what it's like to have a sore throat because you're all better.  I can't wait until that day....that will be the day.
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