The Return of the Swing

Isn’t it amazing how, when you’re sick for a while, say with the flu, you immediately know when you’re over the hump? One morning, you’ll wake up with perfect conviction: “Yes! This is it! The life force has found me again!”

In fact, you’ll probably feel better than you felt before you got sick. You’ll be elated. You’ll want to rip out trees with your bare hands. While this exuberance is not entirely called for at this stage, it is merely nature’s pendulum swinging back to the other side of the spectrum.

If you think there’s nothing to look forward to when you’re ill, remember a past time when you reached that moment. When the spring came back to your step. No matter how bleak today might look, tomorrow can be a good day — and we can always count on the return of the swing.