Listening to My Body

by Elouise


I laughed as I wrote the dialogue between my body and me.  We’ve been having this conversation for a while.  It has, however, escalated in the last month while I’ve been recovering from a respiratory virus.

It started Monday before Christmas.  That means my body and I have had multiple opportunities to get to know each other better.  I couldn’t go out partying, didn’t travel, didn’t go anywhere on Christmas Day, didn’t go to church, didn’t do much of anything.  Sort of.

I was glad to be a blogger.  I could do that while I was recuperating!  No problem.  Sitting at my desk doesn’t take a lot of energy.  OK.  So I had a hard time staying awake sometimes.  And the cough was keeping me awake at night from time to time.  No big deal.  I could sleep all I wanted day or night, and then some!

Well, here I am still negotiating reality with my body.  It has clarified in excruciating ways how unwise it is for me to ignore its need for sleep.  That would include sleep at night, after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch, and anytime I just want to put my head down and snooze a bit.

Given these circumstances, I’ve decided to stick with easy-to-write posts for right now, along with my daily haikus.  And, of course, responding to your comments, likes and follows if I’m awake.

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 20 January 2015
Photo credit:  DAFraser, September 2014, Crater Lake Lodge, Oregon