Monday, May 16, 2011

I am unwell

19 comments:

MikeP said...

Get well soon! Not an entirely disinterested sentiment...

LUCEWOMAN said...

Oh dear, that is crap for you with the extra stress you're under presently. I long for solitude, Marmite on toast, The Smiths on a loop and lucid dreams when I'm unwell. Instead I get kids jumping on me, dry bread, cbeebies and broken naps. May you soon be well. Maybe you are well, and I'm missing some quirky reference with the Brahms link, that would be embarrassing.

Janis Goodman said...

But not requiring a requiem I trust..

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Temporarily unwell I trust (otherwise kindly refrain from scaring us with requiums!)

Speedy recovery! Laura x

PearlFog said...

Sorry to hear you're not well. I'd love to leave a link to some music you'd enjoy but your tastes are way more sophisticated than mine so I'll offer this instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCbuRA_D3KU

Hope it's nothing too serious and you feel better soon, take care :o)

Jim Murdoch said...

I was unwell once. Didn't like it one bit.

Little Nell said...

Do you need what my daughter calls “Mummy Magic”? Talk of childhood illnesses threw up (sorry) a strong memory of being ministered to by me, with Heinz tomato soup and cheese toasties, cut into triangles, on a tray, apparently. I’d be round but it’s a bit of a stretch; instead I send my wishes for a speedy recovery.

Annabel (gaskella) said...

Get well soon. Big hugs.

sukipoet said...

so interesting to see the faces in this clip. are classical musicians always so serious looking. somber?

chicken soup kind of illness one hopes. get well soon.

Between Channels said...

Nothing worse than being unwell, in any way shape or form. Hope you feel better soon old chap.

Sam Jordison said...

Hope you make a full and speedy recovery... (Lovely clip, by the way.)

Anonymous said...

Get well soon!
Canadian Chickadee

tristan said...

take up thy bed and walk !

Steerforth said...

Thank you all. I'm now back in the land of the living - I've had my first glass of wine for a week, which is always a good indicator.

The Swedish Chef clip cheered me up, so many thanks for that.

I'm glad that people liked the Brahms. I first heard it when I was 17 - I'd been dragged to a local choral society concert to hear my great-aunt's choir sing and was expecting to be bored to death, but the moment the music started, I was transfixed.

Suki - I'd be very annoyed if the musicians looked anything other than serious during a requiem. If I had my way, they'd be blinking back the tears.

magiciansgirl said...

Glad you are feeling better. I thought you and your readers might be interested in this 'article' on some of "the world's most inspiring bookstores." It's not a definitive list, but check the comments for more examples. Plus, Detroit's own John King Books get a mention, which is great as most stories about my hometown are about decay, ruin, murder and the 50% illiteracy rate :-)

magiciansgirl said...

Oops - it appears the link was not included in my post!

http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2011/05/15/trazzler_slide_show_beautiful_bookstores/slideshow.html

Steerforth said...

Thanks Kim, this has really whetted my appetite. I've only been to 'City Lights' but I'd really like to explore the others, particularly King's and the Montague Bookmill (I suppose that Daunt's in London would be the most practical choice).

Martin H. said...

So am I. Now recovering from flu-like virus. Nasty. Hope you're feeling better by now.

Ms Baroque said...

Great post. The room from the past is incredibly evocative and I love reading about all your discoveries! Having flu is awful though. Glad you're feeling better.