Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Things which are only pleasurable because of the unpleasantness which went before.

  • The burning tingling of cold fingers warming up.
  • Feeling better after throwing up.
  • Once back at home, thinking about eating a tangerine and drinking very cold water from a rinsed-out milk bottle while sitting on a stone behind a low wall, the only shelter from the wind on the top of a cloud-bound mountain.
  • Waking up with no headache after falling asleep while ill.
  • The engineer has visited, and now it works.
  • Coming into a cool, dark building on a day when the light and heat burn my head.
  • A stuffy warm office after a walk on a morning when a knife-sharp wind is blowing.

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