Perk you up Even when life pins you down, sometimes
Yes, sometimes you need to perk yourself up as things look forward to pinning you further down :). So here goes. My journal continues, as I have been down lately, yes, with the flu. Around some days earlier one and half weeks back, started suffering from fever. Generally at this time of the year, when the temperature is slowly climbing down in this part of India, as winter slowly starts to settle in, due to climate change, coughs and cold with fever, particularly viral is very usual and familiar here in Calcutta.
And these two or three pronged attacked from such viruses never miss me, any year :):) I knew it was coming, any day since November, and I was not wrong. Started feeling feverish, with serious bouts of coughs and cold. The next two three days had been nothing less than awful. Somehow, from the third day, the inner temperatures bothering me, started to normalize a bit. I thought the viruses got sick and tired of me finally, lol.
But this happy feeling from recovering from the fever, didn’t last long. Even though I battled the last one with some Paracetamol capsules, but this strange fever came back last week and attacked me with renewed energy and arsenal. The cold along with is giving me real trouble. Particularly, the way the fever is making me feeling cold as night sets in, is really annoying. The coughs are also continuing to be severe, feeling the heavy nasal congestion along with.
So, you see, not feeling well at all.
Ok, now what ? Can’t help it, this crazy fever and cold, can’t avoid it, can’t ignore it either. Along with it, life has it’s own set of challenges, thrown at regular intervals with ferocity of scud missiles 🙂 And it becomes difficult when the people you call friends, some of them, start behaving strangely and denies you the trust and faith you had put in them. Well, shit happens, and that puts you down further.
Life was simpler back then when I was in school. Maybe it’s the same for all of you, I know. I remember, when I used to have fever in childhood days[much more than I have now], due to the tonsil problem I had, I was always assured of the love and care of parents[maybe a bit over caring at times]. And it was so assuring to beat the fever with reading my favorite books, reading them was great fun, so emotionally wholesome, the best way to perk oneself up when your body temperature rose above normal levels. Back then, television was somewhat less popular, and no digital life at all. So, we used to see lots of friends and family members in the house, particularly in times of problems.
But now, things are a lot different. To look at the brighter side, these days our options are far more than earlier days. And yes, you are right, I decided not to get bogged down due to these challenges I was facing for the last couple of days. I decided to perk myself up, even though I am not feeling alright, from the flu, I mean.
Perk up with the beauties of life
Yes, I too decided to do that, even when things are not looking to well for me. I was a bit apprehensive since the Agatha Christie classic Murder on The Orient Express was due for a release on Friday, whether I will be able to watch in the theater due to this fever thing. Since movies are now being kept not more than a week in multiplexes, I was really not happy to even think of not seeing it. Well from my last post on the movie, you know by now that I did visit the theater on Friday and caught the movie, and was thrilled by it. It really perked me up for some time and made me forget the uneasy feelings from this fever thing.