Saturday, December 18, 2010

An Open Letter to Le Corps




[insert photo of tissues and tea here with caption: Tea and Sympathy]



Dear Body,

I know when written in french, you sound quite formidable. Le Corps toujours! But the fact is, you're nowhere near indestructible.

Just this week, you made small babies look more resilent than your 24-year-old self. How on earth did you manage to contract a tummy bug while still fighting off a virus we're going to codename Lousy Good for Nothing Flu? How?

I had hopes... expectations even, of your abilities. But when your moment to stave off the enemy arrived, you let me down. You let us both down.

Ok, so I got the message pretty clearly. Le Corps, while fearfully and wonderfully made, is also rather vulnerable. Especially that small intestine.

Well, let me just say, props for avoiding hospitalisation and deciding to fight against those who have successfully invaded us. It could've been worse.

And thanks also for the opportunity to lie in bed reading for long stretches, to justify going to sleep before 9pm and eating jelly.

And thanks for the reminder of all that stuff Paul said about this earthly tent and groaning and longing for the heavenly dwelling yet to come. I've heard he was talking about Le Corps. For the record, I can't wait till "what is mortal [is] swallowed up by life".

Regards
Sophie


2 comments:

Thora and Dean said...

tha's a luvverly positive way to respond to being sick. onya soph. praying you get to 100 percent soon so you can enjoy your summer in sydney!!

sophg said...

Haha don't worry, there was a lot of whinging going on in other contexts...

And yes, I'm a lot better now :)