Sunday, September 10, 2006

Update Haiku

I have been so sick--
One day better, next day worse.
Major sinus thing.

*Edited 9/18/06 for syllabic and health-related accuracy.


Vieta said...

Oh Mark, sorry you have been so sick, have you gone to the doctor? If not go and get some powerful meds, those sinus infection are terrible. I know.
Here is a neat proverb for ya.

A friend
is one to whom one may pour
out all the contents of one's heart,
chaff and grain together
knowing that the gentlest of hands
will take and sift it.
keep what is worth keeping
and with a breath of kindness
blow the rest away
- Arabian Proverb

Andy B. said...

I was hoping "major sinus thing" would make an appearance on "Still: Life," but all we got was fuzzy soup cans.

EyeRytStuf said...

First, Vieta, I loved that proverb... was it a clever way of telling me I had too many syllables in my Haiku (more specifically: too many, too few, too many)?

Secondly, Andy, as my father has emphysema the last however-many years of his life, I can tell you up front: you don't want much in the way of pictures that evidenced a major sinus thing... which became a major chest thing... then a throat thing... then back to a sinus thing... then throat--no, wait--che--no, throat--no, wait, sinus again... no, chest it is... wait, chest AND sinus... oh yeah, AND throat...

Oh great. Where was I?

Oh yeah... you don't want no picture that is representing that, other than a cleverly unfocussed (okay, not-cleverly misinterpreted to be in focus at the time of the actual photography when it actually wasn't) picture of some can of soup that's too out-of-date to eat.

Maybe I'll come up with a better one if I ever get around to actually talking to a doctor about this stupid mess.

tickmeister said...

Two words: zinc lozenges. I used to get bad colds in my chest, throat, and head once or twice a year and be so sick I could barely function for a week. Now I take zinc gluconate (like Coldeze brand) and feel somewhat bad for a couple of days. It is a major improvement for me.