Friday, October 17, 2008
I think when we are sick, it is our desire to be coddled. To have someone bring us soup from a can, I do not think most of us would require that someone make us soup from scratch, because that would be being greedy and we are sick already, and if they had to make a soup, it would take away their time and what if we needed water? they wouldn't be around to make sure we were hydrated, and that's just way too scary and lonely. I have a weird problem with my throat, and I called in sick to work, but always feel like people think I'm faking it, even when I'm not.
I get the same feeling every time I walk through a security device at a department store or airport.
I did ask my roommate to pick me up twizzlers. It felt good when she said she would, but usually, when I am sick, I want someone to just sit in my bed and I can close my eyes and they can read to me out of a long novel, or a short story, and I can just listen and sort of forget about my body for awhile.