Thursday, January 03, 2013

Back From the Dead

I'm back from the dead. Literally. Almost. I caught this year's influenza or super-cold or whatever it is and I can't ever remember being this sick in my life! Well, maybe one other time but that was a long time ago in a far off country when I caught something that Dr. House wouldn't have been able to figure out WTF it was.  Back then, like now, I also had to make a dramatic, back-from-the-dead, comeback.

I won't get into the lurid details of my recent suffering which began about two weeks ago. Suffice to say, cleaning up after coughing up a lung or two on a daily basis ain't fun. The intense pain of feeling like every one of my ribs were cracked from the inside out during my coughing jags was a special added bonus. And then there was my ability to breathe... or lack of it. If I ever felt like I needed to have an oxygen tank with me 24/7, or maybe an iron lung, it's been in the last couple of weeks. But now I'm back. From the dead. And I'm ready to tackle 2013. (Cue the applause, please.)

Holy crap! I can't believe it's 2013! Shouldn't we all be flying around in saucer-shaped cars like the Jetsons do by now? Sure seems like we should be.

Anyway, I'm not going to write anything about photography right now. If truth be told, I still feel like shit: Just not as shitty a shit as I have been feeling. I'd say I'm currently operating at about 70-80% of normal. That's good, considering I was operating at about 1% or less not too many days ago. But it's still not good enough! Good enough, I expect, will still take a couple of more days.

I snapped the sexy pic of Cameron (above) on New Year's Eve. (Click to enlarge.) Yes, in spite of my illness (and nearness to death) I dragged myself to work on New Year's Eve. What can I say? I'm dedicated to my craft like that. Plus, we all know a photographer's work is never done. When I return to the blog, which ought to be in a couple of days, I'll be writing about photography again. Until then, stay healthy my friends! And, if you haven't already done so, you might want to consider getting a flu shot. The season ain't over... and I'm not talking about the Holiday Season. I didn't get a flu shot and, in retrospect, I wish I had.


Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Nadja said...

Incredibly beautiful photo!
And made by a zombie... WoW!
Glad you are getting better, looking forward to new posts.
I wish you a great and creative 2013!