“It sometimes happens, that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before; and, generally speaking, if there has been neither ill health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost. It was so with Elizabeth…”
In other words, Persuasion’s Elizabeth Elliot probably never had the flu.
I wish I could say the same for myself.
Not that I’ve lost any of my “charm.” But it’s taken weeks and weeks and weeks to feel like myself again. A symptom of a larger problem? Such as, growing old?
As the years pass I find myself in the uncomfortable position of agreeing with the always-young Sir Walter (!), whose age (54) I now share.
Stay well, friends. Spring is on the way, but I’m told that the flu season is still in full swing.