Sicks silver lining

i caught the bug which has been raging around the commune last night.  I threw up a couple of times, and felt poorly for some hours.  And i am blessed with a strong constitution and we running basically at full strength this morning.

Willow at Ripley WV fair, circa 2012

Willow at Ripley WV fair, circa 2012

What surprised me was Willow’s response.  i am so rarely sick, i had not seen him move into this caretaker mode.  Asking me if i wanted vitamin C or Epson salts.  Suggesting that i lay down and take it easy.  Offering to get me a glass of water.

Our interactions are more often male to male patterned: sarcastic, cutting, wrestling.  This was a bit of an eye opening moment, that he cares for my welfare and is more complex than i was paying attention to.