Quick Quote- and Still Sick

So, I am still sick.  I pretty much have had a cold for the last 2 months.  I am so tired of it!  For me life has to still go on despite not feeling perfect, so I am trying to find a good balance of health and work.  This is particularly difficult during the holidays because I have more scheduled than I normally do.  For instance, this week I volunteered for Festival of Trees on Wednesday and Thursday, plus I have work, 2 lunch dates with girlfriends, the Messiah Sing-In and I am practicing my recital piece tomorrow (We will see if I perform in the recital. Hopefully I will have a voice on the 19th!).  In addition, on the 14th I am going to Vegas to visit my friend Julia.  I just have to get better- completely better! I went to the doctors on Monday and started to cry.  Needless to say the doctor didn’t have much sympathy for me and diagnosed me with the same lame virus. Oh well, at least he did not misdiagnose.

Please excuse the complaining of the previous paragraph.  I am still trying to have a good time and be happy, it’s just hard when you don’t feel great.  Since I have been sick (and its been a thin time for TV) I have been reading up a storm and wanted to share a quote I found in the book I am currently reading called One of Ours by Willa Cather.  It is very good so far.  It is about a boy named Claude who grows up in a home that doesn’t communicate and is very poor.  In describing Claude, Willa Cather says:

“He is not so much afraid of loneliness as he is of accepting cheap substitutes; of making excuses to himself for a teacher who flatters him, of admiring a girl merely because she is accessible.  He has a dread of easy compromises, and he is terribly afraid of being fooled”

Isn’t that a good quote?  It sums up a certain side of myself.  I fear more the temptation to settle for mediocrity than the larger fall from grace.  That’s all for today.  I just wanted to share that thought and complain a little bit about being sick!  Thanks for putting up with me!

5 thoughts on “Quick Quote- and Still Sick

  1. Wow! everything really is bigger in the USA! here in the UK colds only last for upto 5 days, and we can have ‘flu for 2-3 weeks, but you’ve had a cold for a massive 2 months, WOW! Re your quote – I think that people who make easy compromises are the happiest, those who don’t like to compromise are usually miserable… like women who search for the perfect Mr. Right.

    1. I know! I just can’t seem to shake this awful cold. At least I am able to function and push on through. Your thoughts on the quote are interesting. I hadn’t thought of it from that angle. I suppose there is a balance that must be achieved between settling beneath ourselves and being realistic. Thanks for the comments and the sympathy!

  2. Are you better yet? Looks like I won’t be coming up this weekend so we may have to exchange gifts after Christmas…remind me again what your plans are for the holidays?

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