I am home sick. I have the flu. The flu in April. What fun.
Being sick reminds me of my childhood when I would be sick, and stay home from school, and my mother would give me ginger ale and chicken soup and we would watch TV together. I Love Lucy was a favorite!
I do not have many fond memories of my childhood but this is one of them. I felt nurtured and cared for and my father left me alone when I was sick. It was a "safe" time for me.
Now I am adult and I am learning to take care of myself and when I am sick, I drink ginger ale and eat chicken soup and watch old shows on TV. And I feel comforted by that.