gouache on book page
this little ditty is for my friend, naomi (sorry if you see this before i send it, na :). i ripped it out of an old book- the pencil part was written by the first owner of the book and it says: Bertha W. Clausen, Winter 1933.
i think quail are amazing and graceful birds. that embellishment on the top of their head kills me.
speaking of killing me, after 2 and a half weeks of sick sick sick, i am starting to bounce back. this was one of those illnesses that just amazed me with how crazy it was. i'm usual never sick over 5 days or so (and even then, not that often), but this thing TOOK IT'S TIME. the slightest excitement would send me into it's throes again.
i have come to believe that viruses are evil. when you have a virus, there's not a single thing you can do about it. not a single bloody thing. whereas if you get a cold, you can hit it hard with vitamin C and water and whatever green healthy hippy juice you want and you'll actually get somewhere. you can actually have the thrill of a fight with a cold. with a flu? tuck you head between your legs because the plane is going down wether you like it or not.
the GOOD thing about all this is i havent had sugar except from whatever is in fruit and dried plums for over a week... a miracle of God that i'm gonna milk for all it's worth!
anyway, it's good to be back. i havent gone on a run for forever... havent walked around outside in forever... havent blogged in forever...time to get busy!