Our Ruddy health

In early chapters I have made reference to my parental distrust of all medical authority …Our ruddy health would only be compromised if we contracted the advice or intervention  of this inexact science ..called  Modern Medicine .”..its no one’s business your internal.workings are not for investigation” ..mother during some of our most fevered moments  distracted health visitors with talk of extra terrestial contact my father was making during his extended visits to the lavatorium.. we were allowed spectacles as sight was not a medical matter…however my light sensitivity and the resulting frown in daylight was seen as a family trait rather than a remedial affliction ..mother referred when in doubt to.our extensive collection apothecary books all pre enlightenment ….and they never failed  her and so between midday and dusk I was festooned in a” squinting mask” .. to be worn until it no longer fitted or my affliction was remedied….Green was seen as less medicinal and less likely to draw the  attention that perhaps a discreet pair of sun glasses might have afforded me .


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Maurice OConnell is a Creative based in Cornwall concentrating on Writing and Unique theatrical appearances.. He continues to imagine a world twice as exciting and dangerous than it could possibly ever be View all posts by mauricewoconnell

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