NOTE: I need this reminder to rest after Covid, now that the 5th wave of Covid has arrived. It’s easy to lecture others, not so easy to remember for ourselves. Friends all say they ration their energy and are very cautious about over-exertion. But it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s all in the mind.
What I wrote a year ago: still valid, still difficult
I’m doing my civic duty: resting after Covid. Had my first dose of Covid and came out the other side. And now that I’m officially over Covid, I am preparing to Rest in the Face of Great Temptation.
I know, I know. You don’t want to hear another word about Covid. You’re over it.
This is just to report that on Tuesday, my first Big Day Out, I went for a little walk. Destination: park bench. I had a little sit down. I thought about a project I’m working on. And then I walked home again.
Advanced Diploma in Resting
I don’t want long Covid, and a thousand experts and victims have told us to take it easy after even a mild case, which mine was.
While I was sick, I rapidly gained the basic skills of Resting. I can now Rest in Bed, Rest on a Bed, Rest in a Bath, Rest on a Couch and Rest in a Rocking Chair. I can Rest Before Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I can Rest After Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. I could give master classes in Resting, and perhaps I shall. I have mastered Coughing While Resting, Reading While Resting, and Drinking Water While Resting.
Post-Covid, I have added to my repertoire. I can now Rest on a Park Bench. Tentatively, I believe I am now capable of Resting in the Face of Great Temptation while my friends the Crows Feet dance their hearts out on stage this Saturday.
Perhaps on Saturday I will attain my Advanced Diploma in Resting, which includes Resting While Sobbing. Sobbing with frustration because of course I believe I could romp through the seven short dances I was in. Maybe I will get distinction in the Advanced Diploma by reaching the pinnacle of this discipline: Self-righteous Resting. Because I will be doing the right thing, Prophylactic Resting. Resting now to prevent Bad Long Covid from breaching my defences in the future.
It’s over. Or it will be soon.
PS I know there’s no guarantee. But I’ll try hard to do the right thing anyway.Follow Write Into Life