Friday, January 4, 2013

The Lovely Lengthy Philosophical Treatise in the Works

 . . . has fallen to the wayside.

This beautiful boy?

Felled by the flu:  he is a limp, feverish, bundle of projectile vomiting.  The school returned him to his mother that way, a couple of hours early.

So instead of the rich, nuanced reflection on mortality that's in the hopper, the Matron has only a nod to what happens while we're pondering the meaning of life:  its details.  Which include sick nine-year old boys.   Yours truly must also note a pattern here.  The beginning or end of each semester, without fail, brings disaster.  

Here are some bona fide real life examples:  lice, appendicitis, flu, major psychological breakdown for a child, and strep throat.   These are inter-changeable and pretty much a guarantee. 

But doesn't he look sharp with that killer haircut?