Over a week trying to recover from a flu, I’m nearly 100% again! Phew! This was a big one, one week in bed? Are you freaking kidding me?! Over the sickness week, I was hoping to get out of bed and take a walk in the garden, to enjoy the sun and those warmer days coming up… Fail! When I finally got a bit better, where’s the sun? It might be in the same place, but there’s was a giant dark heavy cloud between us on Friday, and then a hailstorm. I didn’t have the choice to step outside.
So what can you do with one week off? Not much when you are sick, and you don’t want to have to think, ’cause your head hurts. I didn’t want to cook, to clean, to wake up… That’s so not me. And if you think about it, it’s always somewhat psychological. From the moment I stopped saying I was sick, and put in my head that I was fine, I actually got better. And what makes me think in a positive way and get over the flu, was actually (not so dramatically though) a movie: 127 hours.
I was watching that guy stuck for five days in the middle of nowhere, doing everything he could do to survive in miserable conditions, having the choice of cutting off his own arm and possibly survive or remain pinned to the canyon and most likely die… and I was complaining about a flu? All free in my warm and comfortable sofa? “Oh, please. Get over it!”
Do you suffer from agony when you are hearing an intense story like that? Or is it just me? I felt cold when watching The Day After Tomorrow, for example. And that happens because I really put myself into the story and feel all that intense physical pain that is portrayed in the movie. When watching 127 hours , Oh My God! I was freaking out when he started to cut his arm. But when he was finally free from the boulder, came the sensation of freedom, and I actually felt relieved, for both the character and I.
The movie 127 hours was based on the true story of Aron Ralston. What a story of bravery! There’s also a documentary about him, produced by the NBC, Desperate Days in Blue John Canyon, where he goes back to the canyon, and step by step tells the story in detail, 6 months after the accident. His story is an impressive demonstration of an incredible will to live.