Winter Agony

Oh this weather! Oh the suffering! I’ve received a chilly greeting from the very beginning of this chilly season. Oh winter, why haven’t you been nice to me this time? Some may like this season, some may not. But no matter you like it or not, it will keep recurring year after year, as so has always been the nature (quality) of nature from time immemorial.

Chest cold, and I’m coughing like some hardcore smoker coughs. I’ve a high body temperature, headache, runny nose (I’ve to sniff every time). My throat pains. My tonsil is hurting. This noisy explosion of air from my lungs is unbearable, to me as well as to the bystanders. At a distance do my friends move, as if they might get hurt, as if a bullet chases them. Perhaps they’ve started considering me a boor by now. “Go away, then, you might be shredded into pieces by the bullet coming out of me.” I want to say but I don’t say. It will make things worse, I know.

And I think bum is the wrong place for a boil, for the area is very sensitive and the pain is excruciating. Had it been in other areas of the body such as the hands or the legs or maybe the shoulder I wouldn’t have complained a wee bit. However, I would have equally complained, had the boil made its place beneath my nose (this area too is extremely sensitive), or on my face, I fear it would damage the handsomeness of my precious face ( ha! – that’s a joke).

I’m not sure if any of these diseases and infections got anything to do with winter, but, since, all these have been making my life miserable in this season of the year, I have no choice but to curse this season, at least this time. Even a little pain in this season seems unbearable. But, I’m pretty sure, married couple or newly wedded couple would prefer winter than summer. I still have enough time for it, I guess.

Today is our Republic Day (that is the 26th January, here in India). The secondary school near my house has organized a function. I can hear the loud music coming out of the speakers. I can also feel the vibration that is produced by the dancers stamping on the wooden stage (wooden? Yes, that’s what my brother told me, and I gladly believe him, as he had been to the function a little earlier). But I cannot go out and be a part of the celebration; I’m homebound, as for now. I have become so weak that I can’t even walk to and fro.  I can just sit in the chair, that too, turning more towards the left side. Why? Because of the damn boil! Oh, this small swollen thing has made my life pathetic. Anyway, I hope everything will be fine soon.

Day 26.365 - Republic Day (India)

Day 26.365 – Republic Day (India) (Photo credit: Akshay Shah)

Happy Republic Day to all fellow citizens of India!

Copyright © 2013 RAMU DAS

 

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9 comments on “Winter Agony

  1. Arindam Saha says:

    Oh so sad! Common cold, the disease I am scared of the most (especially the nose irritates me the most – Why does it keep running all the time?)

    • RAMU DAS says:

      Truly, I’m in a very sad situation. But then, nothing lasts forever: sadness, happiness, etc and etc.

      I think it keeps running all the time because of the law of gravity… hahaha!

  2. Common cold – watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing… I’ve been there.

    But still winter is my favorite season. You get to sleep under the blanket for an eternity. Nothing can beat that.

  3. Man, you sound low and in some pain. A boil on the bum…. bummer . Yep, winter runs down the system… keep the tissues and cream to hand and hope you pick up soon.

    • RAMU DAS says:

      Yes sir. While writing this post I was very low and in great pain. A bummer indeed. I shall never wish a boil (at least not on the bum) even for my worst enemy. Anyway, I’m happy for your concern. Have a wonderful time ahead!

  4. Tasneem says:

    You can travel every now and then to avoid it :p I travelled and had a looong summer last year in June.

    • RAMU DAS says:

      Ah, I sure can travel 😛 Tell me the location where you had your long summer last year, I shall book my ticket for the same. 😉

      • Tasneem says:

        I moved from Cape Town just before Winter hit and then I was in Jordan when it was Summer so I missed the rainy season in CT. I love Mediterranean climate though…summers there would be great.

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