May 6, 2008

May 06, 2008 9:53 PM

Emerging from the fog. Since my last entry here: I came down with acute bronchitis, went to the clinic for medication and have only now , still fragile, began to get out of bed and function. My friend Kris tells me seemingly everyone in San Francisco also has some kind of respiratory infection. I think mine may have traveled into me all the way from Oslo, Norway however, and has been gestating inside me for weeks. At any rate, I am on the road to recovery now – knock on wood. When I haven’t been sleeping, I haven’t been sleeping or guzzling down juice and Gatorade, I have been reading Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and Bon Appetit. All courtesy of Delta Sky Miles. It is interesting to have illness interrupt your pattern of life. It always shows a new perspective. I haven’t had a cup of coffee or a glass of wine or heavy foods or stressed myself out over bills or work or deadlines. This afternoon I even managed to gently swing in the hammock and look up at the squirrels jumping tree top to tree top as the clouds float by. It feels like a gift to have so much calm.