22 November, 2012

Red Appliances

I no longer believe it was food poisoning,
aka salmonella,
in my case.
And I do not believe
it was the intensity of the bodywork
during the 4 days of CST2 workshop.

Today, it appears,
based on resilience and speed of recovery
that it was simply motion sickness,
airport anxiety,
and a wicked, steep take off out of LAX.

Prior to landing
I heard the pilot announce that
he was making a slow, shallow descent into MSP
and I am pretty sure
the cabin attendants informed him
of my air-sick situation,
as it occurred just as we started to leave the face of Southern California.

When I regained the use of my legs,
I wandered into my kitchen to discover a single scarlet blossom
on a hibiscus
I had thought dead.

And I thought immediately:
how stunning it would look with your kitchen appliances
then, when I checked the weather,
I noticed it is currently 2 degrees colder in Oxnard
than in my unseasonably warm, moist back garden.

Balmy,  just like me.

balm·y   [bah-mee]
adjective, balm·i·er, balm·i·est.
mild and refreshing; soft; soothing: balmy weather.
having the qualities of balm;  aromatic; fragrant: balmy leaves.
producing balm: balmy plants; a balmy shrub.
Informal . crazy; foolish; eccentric.