Muguets and Tissues: A Writer Wednesday Post

May 21st, 2014 | Posted by Irene in Essays

Muguets Muguets & Tissues, photo and all text © Irene O’Garden, 2014

If you really want to listen to my clogged-up voice, please click here:Muguets and Tissues

Oh, the fuzzy muzzy muddle-headed mediation of a cold! Right in the middle of this scurrying season, the flow of life congeals, senses blanketed in thick subterranean retreat, jello in the veins and brain.

Though people come and go throughout your day, forget your appearance–nothing makes your puffy self attractive. Red rims every feature of your face, your cracking voice seems to be emerging from an antique bathosphere, and the few movements you care to make are like a stop motion animation with the motion mostly stopped.

But there is comfort in withdrawal after a week of intense effort. And perhaps at day’s end, you can, in your pajamas, gather sorrel from the garden, roast garlic and shallots, chop the last potato, sip that savory soup, mix a toddy of brandy-addled ginger tea, climb into bed with an old-fashioned whodunnit, blessed by the faint but detectable scent of  a nosegay of muguets you plucked. And that’s nothing to sneeze at.

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  • Mark Rettman

    aHH, ARE BODIES ARE SO INTELLIGENT WHEN THEY ASK US TO SLOW DOWN… HOPE OYU FEEL BETTER SOON ….

  • Scott

    You have elevated my next head cold to poetry. Let me see — how is this: “Oh, jeez, I gotta sneeze.” Maybe I better keep working on that. Enjoy your path back to health – and so glad that you blogged – even though clogged!

  • Mana

    This beautiful post makes me long to catch a cold. Sending you good energy for a warm and steady recovery of your bright, jello-free energetic self <3

  • Vay David

    Be well soon, poetic invalid.

  • Laura

    Dear Irene- you do making catching cold seem a desirable state. Snuggle into it and know you are cvapable of great beauty even when clogged in the sinuses.

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