Hoping that you and yours are blessed this day and always.
I know this because my allergies have been acting up. And, although I love the season, the dull, nagging, sinus headache that’s been courting all day is thinking of victory.
“New flash, you insistent bore, I’m going to crush you.” I revel in Headache’s cowering. ” I think a drive to the health food store to get my favorite allergy/sinus herb is in order.
Headache quakes in fear.
“That’s right you little sneeze, crawl back to where you came from.”
I grab my keys, slide my flip flops on, and sneer. “Ha! You can’t stop me now.”
Headache intensifies thinking to bring me to my knees.
My resolve is strong, I will make it five minutes (well, maybe ten) and drive to said store.
Headache pounds on the front of my skull.
“That won’t do you any good. You’re just a measly sinus headache. Toast! That’s what you’ll be.”
Eyes water, nose runs, Headache is joyful. It’s as if it says ‘See, I can affect all your senses.”
“Ah, no you don’t. You can’t effect my sense of self preservation.”
I screech to a halt, fling myself out the car door, and run into the store ignoring the stares from patrons and clerks. I reach for my precious Springtime remedy. “Curses! They’re out. The suffering populace has beaten me to it.”
Headache rolls around my noggin, laughing.
I hang my head, supporting the pathetic thing in my hands.
“Never fear, dear lady.” A kind, young clerk says. “I’ve yet to restock the shelf. Here is the first bottle of the new shipment.”
“Huzzah! My hero.” I cry out.
Headache sinks it’s nasty little, slimy claws into the sinus cavity above my nose. ‘Noooooo, I’ll drive you to bed, yet.”
I open the refrigerated unit and select a bottle of water, strip off the safety seal and rip off the cap. “Take this you insipid cur.” A couple of capsules, a swig of liquid. “Just wait, you primaveral fiend, twenty minutes and you’re gone.”
I laugh and hand the clerk my trash and opened treasures.
“Don’t you just love Spring?” She asks.
“Actually, I do.”
Happy First Day of Spring, Everyone! ~ RG