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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 a…

Marina Keegan: A Girl Cherished, Lost

courtesy of Facebook
I didn't know this girl, but she sounds like someone I would've liked to know.  How I know about her comes to me in Facebook post from a co-worker and friend. A loss, a young woman, now a memory.  I didn't know her until I got word of her unfortunate passing in a car wreck in Massachusetts on Saturday, just 5 days after graduating magnum cum laude from Yale.  Just that sentence makes me cringe. Only 22 and had already made a name for herself as a writer, actress and activist.  I did not know Marina Keegan but I am envious of those who did, on the other side of the United States where it snows and Ivy Leagues are closely knit, a world I have never known.  I am so deeply upset by this stranger's death.  I see her picture that the Yale websites have posted and she looks so serene so humble and so herself.  It makes me cry to think she finally was going to have a start in the world and was moving to New York.  I remembered how happy I was to finally gr…