Friday, 30 October 2015
The bad bug bites
As hinted above, every cloud has a silver lining and for Graham this has meant extra time to spend in his room, not generally his favoured playing area but currently rendered attractive by the acquisition of a new table lamp for him. Since this was installed Graham's bedroom has scarcely seen the light of day; the curtains are kept tightly drawn, the new lamp is permanently on and Graham exists in state of semi-darkness, like an eternal dawn where the sun never rises. Any enquiries as to whether he'd like to take a peek at the sky once in a while are either met with flat refusal or a blank stare. At least it means that the idea of lying a-bed whilst recuperating has not been as unwelcome as it might otherwise have been.
I'd like to finish this blog by sharing a little story with you. It's got nothing to do with anything I have written but will, I hope, enlighten what has otherwise been rather glum and gloomy fare.
It concerns a young acquaintance of mine who was taking a shower recently when his mother came into the bathroom to find him vigorously massaging shampoo into his shoulders. Obviously she was a tad mystified by this behaviour and asked her son just what he thought he was doing. He looked up at her (in her own words) 'like I was a bit dense' and replied, "Look at the bottle - it says Head and Shoulders!"