Tuesday 24 October 2017

Homesickness, arthritis and flu won't cook my goose

Going places: 'I looked up to a skein of geese crossing the sky'
Going places: 'I looked up to a skein of geese crossing the sky'

Fergal Keane

The year began with a whimper and a lot of coughing and spluttering, red eyes and a raw throat. Friends were succumbing all around me.

Otherwise sensible people have given themselves over to CSS (competitive symptom syndrome): the urge to convince a fellow sufferer that they could not possibly feel as bad as you.

Among male friends this is especially pronounced. Nobody is ever as sick as a sick middle-aged man.

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