It’s a Process

I’ve
been sick, in more ways than one. I’ve had a sinus infection. It’s
knocked me on my ass. I’ve also been dealing with disappointment. Abject
utter disappointment. Disappointment so deep it hurts. I let myself
wallow in it and be consumed with the feeling. The feeling making my
sinus infection seem a hundred times worse than perhaps it was. Or maybe
it was just that bad* that it could make me feel so helpless.

The
cause of the disappointment is not important other than to me. I’ve
spent the last few days in a fever induced haze of misery, scribbling in
my art journal and watching TV on my laptop and sleeping.
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My
scrawling and scribbling in my art journal don’t reveal much to me. It
chronicles my self-centered misery, my sadness and my sneezes.**
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Except
one page, a meditative page I did in a sort of mandala style. It’s also
self centered, in that there is an image of me in the middle of the
page. Radiating out from the center of the image (at the sinuses
interestingly enough) are layers of circles filled with various
patterns, alternating colors, lines, rays, circles, sheep, and gears.
All of this done on a hot colored background in cool colors.
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Though
I had not planned the imagery it matches the evolution of my thoughts
over the last few days, from useless rage and helplessness to being able
to think clearly on the problem at hand and coming up with a plan that
may work. It’s not done yet, but I like where it’s going
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*As I write this I am still sneezing.

** This is not to suggest these pages were worthless and not worth the time to create, in fact I think that without them I'd not have come to my final useful conclusion. it's a process, some of it is going ot be painfulling raw and self centered.

  • Get well soon and best wishes.
    Thank you for your comments.

  • Im sorry youre feeling bad…I hope you come out of it soon..sinus infections are horrible..!

  • @Gracie Thanks. Im on the mend.

  • @robyn thanks. I appreciate it!

  • Hope you are feeling better…
    and about that other thing… sometimes the only way around is through. Hope it works out for you either way!

  • @rhonda well see what happens!

  • Jean

    Have sinus problems for a million years. I suffer, shot me. Hot wet washcloth on face, repeat many times. Gargle warm as possible well salted water. Swear a salt lamp helps. Hot water bottle in towel for face, throat, back, anywhere. Sleep sitting/propped up. One of the study bed pillows works well. Yet to try Neti pot. Clean pillow case every day. Wash pillow, touch of bleach. Get the dog, cat off the bed. Fresh blankets. Muffler, turtleneck, something warm on throat. Garlic Chicken soup. -Stand on one foot, jump and turn three times if that helps.
    Glad you didn’t mention specific disappointment. Allowed me to think of any of mine to work on and not try to fix yours. -Hope that sounds positive for both of us. That was my intent.