Tuesday, April 17, 2007

SICK: A SELF-PORTRAIT


my hand, his back



He has been sick since just before dawn on his birthday on Friday: a cancelled party, many many baths, and five days later and he's still struggling to hold down food and drink. I am here, quietly holding on and waiting for this cold rainy weather to pass, counting moments until my boy-o will run wildly over the saturated green of the grass...a stick sword in his left hand and a crooked little smile on his face.
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17 Comments:

Blogger angela said...

wishing you and yours well.

such a tender photograph.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Becoming Amethyst said...

yes, so tender. love to you and your boy-o, and here's to that wild-and-a-running day coming very soon :-)

11:45 AM  
Anonymous acumamakiki said...

i love this photo and having had my girl really sick last friday, i can feel your anguish over your poor babe. hoping he feels better soon. xo

12:09 PM  
Blogger deirdre said...

Get-well wishes to your boy-o and soothing mommy wishes to you.

1:00 PM  
Blogger jenica said...

sometimes it's so hard to be a mommy.

i love the tenderness of this pic and your writing.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I hope he gets well soon. Loving picture.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

so soft and loving. and as the kindergartners sing where i work, "we wish you well, we wish you well." both him and you.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Lilian said...

That must have been tough for him -- getting sick on his birthday. I'm thinking positive thoughts about beautiful boy and hoping he'll be healthy soon!

11:24 PM  
Blogger Laini Taylor said...

Oh, so sorry. A canceled birthday party is a terrible tragedy of childhood! I hope he is feeling better. In that photo his sharp little child shoulder blades look so delicate, like little wings!

2:34 AM  
Blogger Shaz said...

Take care sending healthy prayers

8:03 AM  
Blogger Melba said...

Sick Kids...no fun! I hope he feels better soon!

XO,
Melba

10:34 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

poor birthday boy-o :(
wishing him a speed recovery and fields and sticks and ants and laughs and play all summer long :)

1:28 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

sending healing thoughts to your sweet boy-o ... hugs to you as well ...

such a tender moment captured, beautiful ...

1:35 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Poor little sweetie! Hope he beats this bug soon. xo

12:21 PM  
Blogger MAHIMA said...

this picture is lovely.
gentle and intimate.
hope he is better soon.

8:25 AM  
Blogger The Whole Self said...

i hope he's feeling better.

this picture is precious, and all your love and comfort really comes across...

9:57 AM  
Blogger tracey said...

what a wonderful image. so sorry to hear he's missing his bday festivities. sigh.

3:45 PM  

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