Being bedridden is not so bad if there is nothing truly serious. Or am I alone here?
Of course, some may take a more romantic view of this than others.
But maybe like so many other things, this is a choice too?
Do you want to choose to be miserable?
Or do you want to try and be productive with what you have?
You might not feel great, but you are still just one post away, aren’t you?
I say you read another book, and try writing another poem.
Or, you know – catch-up on Netflix – whatever.
He hated being sick. He would get up too fast and relapse. He didn’t have the nineteenth-century view of convalescence that I had, savoring the opportunity of being bedridden to read books or pen long, feverish poems.
-Patti Smith, Just Kids