The Counsel of Trent

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

The "Common" Cold

Just a day and a half ago I wished I could take my boy's sickness upon myself so that his little bodymind could be spared the uncomprehending suffering. Well, I got half my wish. Now we bear this burden together. I can't tell whether knowing this is temporary makes up for not being able to get my mind off my suffering. I had thought that my knowledge that this will pass in a few days, a week or so at most would provide comfort he lacks, but then again maybe higher-level though is more of a burden. I am very conscious of my pain, maybe his living in the moment is a kind of grace. I don't know about that, but I know I'll be glad when the household is whole again.

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