But what avail the largest gifts of Heaven,
When drooping health and spirits go amiss?
How tasteless then whatever can be given!
Health is the vital principle of bliss.
~ James Thompson
Mr. Thompson’s sentiments seem a little extreme, but I can relate to the general idea. The flu has infiltrated my defenses. “Drooping” describes how I feel very well. Rather than fight it, I’m giving up and going to bed, at least for today. I’ll be back soon.