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  • PUP at the Horseshoe Tavern. 13.12.2019

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  • Jordan Miller in the limelight on Bass and vocals for “THE BEACHES” during their 2020 The Professional Tour going on as we speak….I love their retro sound, hoping to see them in Seattle this summer….photo by Becca Hamel

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  • Sharon Van Etten performing live at All Songs Considered’s Sweet Sixteen party at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C, January 2016

    1. I Wish I Knew
    2. Peace Signs
    3. Ask
    4. Tarifa
    5. Lucky Stars
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  • Des concerts à Paris et alentour

    en gras : les derniers ajouts :-: in bold: the last news

    Février
    20. Human Koala + Gerome Nox + David Fenech : bande-son pour lecture performée de Pierre Escot – Gare XP (gratuit)
    20. Heimat + Franky Gogo + Dominique Manu – La Boule Noire
    20. Le Chemin de la honte + Frankreich – Quai de Bourbon
    20. France Sauvage + Johann Mazé + Mamiedaragon + Guillaume Malaret + Jean Carval (dj) – Espace B
    20. Oiseaux-Tempête + Abdullah Miniawy & Carl Gari + Mondkopf (dj) – Petit Bain
    21. Pop. 1280 + Dune Messiah + Private Word – Supersonic (gratuit)
    21. Borja Flames + Chicaloyoh + Plein soleil – Espace B
    21. Ensemble Links joue “Drumming” de Steve Reich + Cabaret contemporain : “Détroit” + Arnaud Rebotini – Le 104
    21. TG Gondard + Belmont Witch – Café de Paris
    21. François Club + Domotic + Front de Crypte – Quai de Bourbon
    21. Eszaid + Magda Drozd + Delmore FX (fest. Oto Nove Swiss) – Instants chavirés (Montreuil)
    21. CEL (Felix Kubin & Hubert Zemler) + Autumns + Cardinal & Nun + Opaque + Israfil – La Station
    22. Coke Asian + Dress Rehearsals + Krikor + Leroy se meurt + Magrava + Uj Bala + ZOH/astre – Espace B
    22. Tomoko Sauvage + Julie Semoroz (fest. Oto Nove Swiss) – Centre culturel suisse
    22. Cent Ans de Solitude & Flint Glass : cinéconcert sur “Sprengbagger 1010” de Carl Ludwig Achaz-Duisberg – Club de l’Étoile
    22. Low Jack b2b King Doudou + S S S S + StaStava  + Laura Not (fest. Oto Nove Swiss) – Petit Bain
    23. Félicia Atkinson + Tujiko Noriko + Manuel Troller (fest. Oto Nove Swiss) – Lafayette Anticipations
    24. Sleater Kinney + Harkin – Le Trianon
    24. The Legendary Pink Dots + Mellano Soyoc – Petit Bain
    26. Emily Jane White + Jim Rosemberg – La Cave (Argenteuil)
    27. Laurent Perrier & David Fenech + Fantasia Nel Dessert – Le Zorba
    27. Sofy Major + Membrane + Pord – Espace B
    27. Jessica93 + Ddashband + Absolute Never + Osage + Team PC + Pap’s Club – Le Cirque électrique
    27. Deeat Palace + Elek Ember + Philémon – Instants chavirés (Montreuil)
    27. Zombie Zombie + Kreidler – Petit Bain ||COMPLET||
    28. Vindicatrix + Extractor Fan + Meryll Ampe + Axel Larsen – Les Nautes
    28. Shlømo + A Strange Wedding + Adar + Azamat B. + Eastel + Belafa aka Corbeille Dallas – Sierra Neon (Saint-Denis)
    29. m-O-m – théâtre Le Montfort (gratuit)
    29. Nylex + Plomb + Hélice Island – Le Zorba
    29. Vulcanizadora + À Travers + Konpyuta & Richard Frances – Quai de Bourbon
    29. SPFDJ b2b VTSS + Dax J + Hadone + Stranger – tba

    Mars
    02. DIIV – La Gaîté lyrique ||COMPLET||
    03. Napalm Death + EYEHATEGOD + Misery Index + Rotten Sound – La Machine
    03. Scorpion Violente + Air LQD – Quai de Bourbon
    03. Handle + CIA Debutante + David Fenech – Espace B
    03/04. The Mission – Petit Bain
    04. David Fenech & Laurent Perrier – Quai de Bourbon
    05. Dorian Pimpernel + Mooon – Supersonic (gratuit)
    05. Orange Blossom : “Sharing” avec les machines de François Delarozière – Élysée Montmartre
    05. King Dude – La Boule noire
    05. TZII + Sacrifice Seul – Quai de Bourbon
    06. Frustration + Italia 90 – Le Trianon
    06. Electric Fire + Fantazio et les Turbulents (Sonic Protest) – Les Voûtes
    06. UVB76 – Café de Paris
    06. France + Autrenoir + Aho Ssan + Astrid Sonne + Keki + Janomax – La Station
    06. Chris Liebing + AZF – Dehors Brut
    07. Sourdure – La Lingerie|Les Grands Voisins (gratuit)
    07. L’atelier d’éveil musical du centre social Raymond-Poulidor + Foudre rockeur (Sonic Protest) – Les Voûtes
    07. Ensemble intercontemporain joue Steve Reich : cinéconcert sur un film de Gerhard Richter – Salle Pierre Boulez|Philharmonie
    07. Dave Clarke + Kuss + Murd + Toscan Haas – Dehors Brut
    07. Alcest + Birds In Row + Kælan Mikla – La Machine ||COMPLET||
    10. Tempers – Supersonic (gratuit)
    10. Jerusalem in my Heart + Méryll Ampe et les élèves de l’Ensapc + Lucretia Dalt (Sonic Protest) – La Dynamo (Pantin)
    10. Arnaud Rebotini : live pour “Fix Me” d’Alban Richard – Centre des Arts (Enghien-les-Bains)
    11. Nada Surf – La Cigale
    11. Mopcut + F-Space + We Use Cookies + Astra Zenecan (Sonic Protest) – La Station
    11. Morrissey – Salle Pleyel
    12. Laurent Perrier & David Fenech – Souffle Continu (gratuit)
    12 Thomas Bégin + JD Zazie (Sonic Protest) – La Muse en circuit (Alfortville)
    13. Russian Circle + Torche – Bataclan
    13. Jean Jean + All Caps + Quadrupède – Quai de Bourbon
    13. Emptyset + Hair Stylistics + Méryll Ampe (Sonic Protest) – L’Échangeur (Bagnolet)
    14. Panico Panico + Tabatha Crash + Cosse – ESS’pace
    14. Lonely Walk + Tamara Goukassova + Shock – L'Espace B
    14. Why The Eye + WAqWAq Kingdom + Maria Violenza + Fleuves noirs + Jean-Marc Foussat + Julia Hanadi Al Abed + Pierre Gordeeff (Sonic Protest) – L’Échangeur (Bagnolet)
    15. Das Synthetische Mischgewebe & Anla Courtis + Ricardo Dias Gomes & Loïc Ponceau + Seijiro Murayama & Florian Tositti + Phanes – tba
    16. Hällas + La Secte du Futur + Meurtrières – La Maroquinerie
    17. Chelsea Wolf – La Gaîté lyrique ||COMPLET||
    18. Pelada + Eye + Fiesta En El Vacio – Petit Bain
    18. Lee Scratch Perry & Adrian Sherwood + 2Decks + Zaraz Wam Zagram (Sonic Protest) – Église Saint-Merry
    19. HP (Haswell & Powell) + Inga Huld Hakonadrottir & Yann Legay + Asmus Tietchens + Regreb “2 Cymbals” (Sonic Protest) – Église Saint-Merry
    20. Ensemble Dedalus : “Occam Ocean” d'Éliane Radigue – Le Studio|Philharmonie
    20. Bleib Modern + Order 89 + Blind Delon + IV Horsemen + Paulie Jan + Codex Empire + Opale + Panzer + DJ Varsovie (fest. des souvenirs brisés) – Petit Bain
    20. Jon Hopkins – Salle Pleyel
    20. Senyawa + Bonne humeur provisoire + Black Trumpets (Sonic Protest) – La Marbrerie (Montreuil)
    20. Paula Temple + 16H07 b2b Ket Robinson + Ma Čka – Yoyo|Palais de Tokyo
    21. Mind/Matter + Die Orangen + Mitra Mitra + Qual + Rendered + Verset Zero + Years of Denial (fest. des souvenirs brisés) – Petit Bain
    21. Container + Muqata’a + OD Bongo + Diatribes & Horns + Jealousy Party + Urge + Wirklich Pipit + Me Donner + Cancelled + FLF + 2Mo (Sonic Protest) – Le Générateur (Gentilly)
    21. GZA – La Marbrerie (Montreuil)
    21. Front 242 + She Past Away – Élysée Montmartre ||COMPLET||
    21/22. Laurie Anderson : “The Art of Falling” – Cité de la musique|Philharmonie
    22. Mike Cooper + Yann Legay + Will Guthrie & Ensemble Nist-Nah + Cheb Gero (Sonic Protest) – théâtre Berthelot (Montreuil)
    24. Skemer + IV Horsemen + Silly Joy – Supersonic (gratuit)
    24. Joe Gideon – Espace B
    25. Low House (Eugene S. Robinson & Putan Club) + Moodie Black – Petit Bain
    25. Wrekmeister Harmonies – Espace B
    25. Buzzkull + Kontravoid + Crystal Geometry – Badaboum
    27. Lebanon Hanover – La Gaîté lyrique
    27. Baston – L’International
    27. Maggy Payne : « Crystal » (diff.) + 9T Antiope + John Wiese + Matthias Puech + Nihvak (fest. Présences électronique) – Studio 104|Maison de la Radio
    27. Mongolito + Biere Noire + Bisous De Saddam + Léa Jacta Est + Club Passion (Croux fest.) – Café de Paris
    28. Ensemble Links : “Drumming” de Steve Reich + Cabaret contemporain joue Kraftwerk – théâtre de la Cité internationale
    28. Iannis Xenakis : « Mycenae Alpha » (diff.) + Marja Ahti + Rashad Becker + Nina Garcia + Kode9 (fest. Présences électronique) – Studio 104|Maison de la Radio
    28. Cut Hands + NAH + Shit&Shine + France Sauvage + Burris Meyer + UVB76 (dj) – Petit Bain
    28. Satan + Noyades + S.O.L.A.N + Traitors + Accès de faiblesse (Croux fest.) – Espace B
    28. Denis Frajerman + David Fenech – Plateforme
    28. Balladur + Bracco + Coeval + Bajram Bili (dj) – La Boule noire
    28. 14anger + Brecc + Oguz + Fuerr + Draugr + Atim – tba
    29. Ivo Malec : « Recitativio » + Eve Aboulkheir + Richard Chartier + Lee Gamble + Will Guthrie & Mark Fell (fest. Présences électronique) – Studio 104|Maison de la Radio

    Avril
    01. Lea Bertucci – tbc
    03. CocoRosie – Le Trianon
    03. Kuniyuki Takahashi & Henrik Schwarz + Hugo LX & DJ Nori + Akiko Nakayama (Japan Connection fest.) – La Gaîté lyrique
    04. Hiroaki Umeda + Nonotak + Aalko + Make It Deep Soundsystem (Japan Connection fest.) – La Gaîté lyrique
    04. Satoshi Tomiie & Kuniyuki + Hiroshi Watanabe + DJ Masda + Akiko Kiyama + Daisuke Tanabe + Intercity-Express (Japan Connection fest.) – La Gaîté lyrique
    04. Ash Code – Espace B
    04. 2kilos &More & Black Sifichi + Plurals – Le vent se lève
    04. OOIOO – Lafayette Anticipations
    04. Katie Gately – Sacré
    06. Julie Doiron – Espace B
    06. Bauhaus – Grand Rex
    08. Föllakzoid + UVB76 – Espace B
    09. Will Samson + Northwest + Lyson Leclercq – Le vent se lève
    09. The Chap + Rubin Steiner Live Band – Badaboum
    10. Manu Le Malin + Popof + Nout Heretik + Noisebuilder + Electrobugz + Krïs Heretik + Broke Heretik + Aness Heretik + Split Heretik + Tom Buld'r.Heretik + Limka + Le Jall + Boubou Antinorm17 – tba
    14. Lucy Railton & Joe Houston jouent “Patterns in a chromatic field” de Morton Feldman – Instants chavirés (Montreuil)
    14>17. Metronomy – La Cigale
    17. Facs + ISaAC – Petit Bain
    18. Siglo XX – La Boule noire
    19. Rome + Primordial + Moonsorrow – La Machine
    20. Big ‡ Brave + Jessica Moss – La Boule Noire
    23. Volkor X + ToutEstBeau + Aphélie – Supersonic (gratuit)
    23. Health + Pencey Sloe + Dead – Petit Bain
    25. Selofan + Jupiter Jane – Supersonic (gratuit)
    26. Pharmakon + Deeat Palace + Unas – Petit Bain
    26. Igorrr + Author & Punisher + Otto Von Schirach – La Cigale
    27. Dean Wareham joue “On Fire” de Galaxie 500 – Petit Bain
    27. Caribou – L’Olympia
    27. The Foals + The Murder Capital – Zénith
    28. Ulver – L’Alhambra
    29. Protomartyr – La Boule Noire
    30. Conflict + The Filaments – Gibus

    Mai
    05. The Sonics + Messer Chups – Trabendo
    06. hackedepicciotto – Espace B
    08. Max Richter : “Infra” + Jlin + Ian William Craig – Cité de la musique|Philharmonie
    09. Max Richter : “Voices” – Salle Pierre Boulez|Philharmonie
    09. Jonas Gruska + Leila Bordreuil + Jean-Philippe Gross + Kali Malone (fest. Focus) – Le 104
    09. Extrawelt + Oxia + Popof + Wuza + O'Tawa – Le Kilowatt (Ivry/Seine)
    10. Iannis Xenakis : « La Légende d’Eer » + Folke Rabe : « Cyclone » et « What ??? » (fest. Focus) – Le 104
    10. Max Richter : “Recomposed” & “Three Worlds” – Salle Pierre Boulez|Philharmonie
    11. Cannibale + Frankie and the Witch Fingers + Euromilliard – La Maroquinerie
    13. Wire – La Maroquinerie
    13. Austra – Badaboum ||COMPLET||
    14>16. Tops + Aksak Maboul + Corridor + JFDR + Palberta (Le Beau festival) – La Boule noire & La Station
    16. Black Midi – Carreau du Temple
    19. Swans + Norman Westberg – Le Trabendo
    22. François Bayle : « Le Projet Ouïr » + Marco Parini : « De Parmegiani Sonorum » + Yan Maresz (fest. Akousma) – Studio 104|Maison de la Radio
    23. Julien Négrier + Hans Tutschku : « Provenance-émergence » + Félicia Atkinson : « For Georgia O’Keefe » + Warren Burt + Michèle Bokanowski (fest. Akousma) – Studio 104|Maison de la Radio
    24. Philippe Mion + Pierre-Yves Macé : « Contre-flux II » + Daniel Teruggi : « Nova Puppis » + Adam Stanovitch + Gilles Racot : « Noir lumière » (fest. Akousma) – Studio 104|Maison de la Radio
    23. Damon Albarn – Salle Pierre Boulez|Philharmonie
    24. Damon Albarn – Salle Pierre Boulez|Philharmonie ||COMPLET||
    25. The Church – Petit Bain
    26. Minimal Compact – La Machine
    30/31. Paula Temple + Dave Clarke + Ben Klock + Len Faki + 999999999 + VTSS b2b Shlomo + DVS1 + François X… (Marvellous Island) – île de loisirs de Vaires-Torcy

     Juin
    01/02. The Dead C – Instants Chavirés (Montreuil)
    03. Bambara – Espace B
    04. Phill Niblock + Tim Shaw – Instants Chavirés (Montreuil)
    05. And Also The Trees – La Maroquinerie
    06/07. Four Tet + Nils Frahm + Park Hie Jin + Modeselektor… (fest. We Love Green) – Bois de Vincennes
    12. The Breath of Life + Box and the Twins – Gibus
    14. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Bercy Arena
    18. Acid Mothers Temple – Espace B

    Juillet
    01. Apparat – Le Trianon
    17/18. Linekraft + Deathpanel + Detrimental Effect + African Imperial Wizard + Grim – Les Voûtes
    18. Oh Sees – Cabaret sauvage

    Septembre
    27. Mudhoney – La Maroquinerie
    30. Peter Hook & The Light : Joy Division : A Celebration – Bataclan

    #agenda concerts #concerts à Paris #gigs in paris #Paris music#live music
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    Join us Tuesday for a special Mardi Gras party!

    ♥ Sabrina

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    the 1975 bournemouth

    first time seeing them n all with one of my best friends <33

    #the 1975#matty healy#noacf #notes on a conditional form #the birthday party #live music
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  • Allen Stone has quickly become one of my favorite artists - a phenomenal songwriter, vocalist, and performer on every level. Even his openers (Samm Henshaw and Andy Suzuki & the Method) were incredible. I’m so happy Orlando showed up and SOLD OUT this show for them last night!

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  • Can - Vernal Equinox Live

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    Instagram @chasethesun90

    New HU tshirt from the gig, glad I went merch shopping before because I got very ill and had to leave early. When I passed out I dropped this tshirt in beer and sticky stuff but it’s washed and ready to wear now. The show I saw was AMAZING and I hope you all enjoyed my pics. I still have some I haven’t uploaded yet if anyone’s interested I’ll do more HU spam.

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  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Live) Ramones

    Ramones - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Live at Top Rank, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England (12/28/77).

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    #ramones #here today gone tomorrow #audio#audio post#punk#punk rock #punk rock love song #punk rock music #live music#cool tunes#punk tunes
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  • With open arms its Ellie Rowsell of “WOLF ALICE” at Electric Picnic in Ireland September 2016….they have garnered one heck of a loyal following……photo by Kieran Murray

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  • Photos of the Day: Alter Bridge (Fortress Tour; Victorious Sky Tour) — Rams Head Live! (April 21st, 2017); MECU Pavilion (September 22nd, 2019)

    These Alter Bridge photos were taken 5 & ½ years apart. WOW. Can’t wait to see what my next AB gig will be like on May 4th at The Fillmore Silver Spring!!!

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    So, I did a thing yesterday… Not only did I see Queen perform with Adam Lambert (pictures to come) But I also got a pair of sparkly pink converse to live out my best Roger Taylor life! Obviously I wore them to the show last night too 😂

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  • The Horseshoe Tavern. 14.12.2019

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  • Billie Eilish with Johnny Marr and Hanz Zimmer -

    “No Time To Die”

    (Live from London @The Brit Awards)

    I absolutely despise the sorts of things consumed within the mainsteam, popular bubble of: music, YouTube, entertainment, and culture at large. That said, to my mind, Billie Elish is god damn breath of fresh air and a drop of hope for the masses, after a decade of dealing with trying to avoid Taylor Swift.

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  • THE RED JEWEL

    Episode 2

    Written By John KixMiller

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    WILL YOU KEEP IT FOR ME?

    Abby sat near Tiny on the bed and read a story, but she could not hold Tiny’s attention. Glenda kept nervously staring out the small front door window, moving back to look at Tiny, and then staring out the larger living room window. Tiny began watching her mother, not noticing the pictures in the book. Abby signaled Glenda to stop pacing around. She pressed her hand toward the floor and mouthed, “Calm down.” Glenda understood.

    Then Abby had an idea, and asked Tiny, “Do you remember the story you and your friends made up at the pre-school?”

    Tiny’s eyes turned to Abby. “Was I the Good Fairy?”

    “Yes, you were… and you still are, any time you want to be.”

    “How did that story begin?”

    “Well, we were playing ‘building a city’, and it became a story. We gathered baby trees from outside and made a forest. You and all your friends found figures and they became characters in the story.” “Tell me more.” Tiny’s voice was very faint. She could barely keep her eyes open.

    “Franklyn became a wizard, and a dragon appeared guarding the treasure in the forest. Wonder Woman and Robin Hood’s band defended the forest from bad guys wanting the treasure. And the city and forest have animals, like birds, dogs, raccoons, even an owl.”

    Tiny had fallen asleep. Abby sat quietly near her as the time slowly went by. Tiny couldn’t get comfortable. She moved her limbs, kicked off the sheet, and muttered in her sleep. Sweat dripped down her temples. “There she is!” exclaimed Glenda. She opened the door for Dr. Bear before she had a chance to knock. She carried a small dark leather bag, glazed with water. Glenda took her wet overcoat and hat. Their eyes met. Even though they said ‘hello’ as if it were a casual visit, Abby could feel their anxiety. They quickly walked into the bedroom. Tiny’s eyes opened, and Abby stood aside, saying nothing. Tiny met Dr. Bear’s kind dark eyes.

    “My stomach hurts,” murmured Tiny. “My back hurts.”

    “Let’s see if we can help you feel better,” came the doctor’s soft voice. “Sit up here if you can.” Glenda sat next to Tiny and arranged her pillows and helped her up. Dr. Bear took from her bag an instrument that lit up, and looked in Tiny’s eyes and throat and ears. She felt her stomach, under her arms, and behind her knees.

    “Try to cough for me.”

    Tiny made an effort, but hardly made a sound. Dr. Bear took another instrument and listened to her breathing, and heartbeat. Finally she took Tiny’s temperature. “Hmm… a little over 103 degrees. Not too bad compared to others. Let’s try drinking a lot of water.” She handed Tiny a half full glass from the bedtable and helped her take a few swallows, and then helped her again.

    Dr. Bear turned to Glenda and Abby. “let’s make a pot of warm tea. I’ll see what you have available.” She turned back to Tiny. “Everything’s going to be all right. Do you like mint?”

    “Sometimes.” Tiny’s voice was still almost a whisper.

    “Okay, we’ll be right back.”

    The adults retreated to the kitchen. Glenda put water on to boil and fumbled through a cupboard until she brought out a tin of mint. Abby watched Dr. Bear. She’s figuring out what to say,’ thought Abby. It’s not easy. Not easy at all.

    “So…” Dr. Bear began in a very low voice, “this is what people have been calling the ‘summer flu’. We had a few cases, and suddenly have a lot of cases. It’s got a few specific symptoms: exhaustion, high fever, aches and pains. This virus doesn’t seem to cause the usual respiratory infection, no danger of pneumonia so far as we can tell. This virus is something new, and so we’re watching it and studying it very carefully. “You see…” the doctor paused.

    She actually looks embarrassed!” thought Abby in amazement.

    “You see, it’s actually not the flu.”

    “But…” Glenda could hardly get her words out. “But then what is it?”

    “We don’t really know yet. As I said, it’s something new. The scientists in the laboratories don’t have a name yet. We don’t even have a test for it. But those of us treating this illness know the symptoms.”

    “All right,” replied Glenda, trying to be patient. “How does it run its course, what can we expect, what can we do to help?”

    “This virus is probably a cousin of the flu virus, related in some way. So I’ve brought two antiviral medications that should help to some extent, especially to keep the fever down. Try to keep her cool. No hot food or drink, lots of cold water. And bath her in gently cool water if the fever spikes.”

    “What can we expect over the next few days?” Glenda was far from satisfied. Abby could see that she was barely able to control her temper and her fears.

    “We’ve noticed two other characteristics of this virus. It primarily spreads among children. You should certainly keep her home for at least a week. And second, cases vary considerably from each other. Some are severe, some are very light, are over in a few days. But keep her home until you are sure.”

    “But Dr. Bear, don’t avoid the bad news. I need to know what the dangers are. Have children died of this virus? What are the danger signals?”

    “Please,” replied the doctor, “keep you voice down. Fear, anxiety and stress will only do harm. It’s very important to keep up Tiny’s comfort and her moral. Give her a lot of loving attention. There is little of that to spare in the hospital, as you may guess. I think she’s better off here, but only if she’s watched around the clock. She will not have a normal sleep schedule. She’ll sleep and wake on and off all day and night. Whenever she wakes she needs attention. Cold water to drink at all times. Help her with it. Get some food in her. Soups, fruits. Make everything very easy to swallow. Try to feed her any time she will tolerate a few swallows. We really do not want to have to admit her to the hospital for lack of nourishment or hydration.”

    “All right. Abby, please, I know it’s a lot to ask.” Glenda had tears in her eyes. “Can you stay with me?”

    The eyes of Glenda and the doctor were on her.

    “Of course! I had already decided to stay.”

    Glenda hugged her, and turned back to Dr. Bear. “And when will you come back? When should I call you?”

    “I’ll come by again the day after tomorrow. And remember.” She was having trouble keeping her voice down. “She will move in and out of sleep all twenty-four hours. And it can be a problem that sometimes she may be between sleep and waking, dreaming while she’s awake. That can be very frightening. Bath her in cold water when that happens. This is a strong fever medicine. Give it regularly according to directions. Do not overdo it. A cold washcloth and cold water to drink are a must. And give her attention if she is dreaming while awake. Get her to sit up. Find any way you can to entertain her, reassure her. Have one of you nearby at all times… I’m sorry if I can’t give you better news. We will probably know more in a few days, and I’ll call. But right now I have to return to the hospital. More cases come in all the time. Some parents are not prepared for twenty-four hour duty, and the hospital is crowded.”

    “Just one more question. Adults just don’t get this virus?”

    “Very rarely.” She put on her coat and hat, and retrieved her bag. Tiny was sleeping. Glenda followed her out the door thanking her over and over.

    When Glenda returned out of the rain she hugged Abby and wept on her shoulder for a minute, and then pulled herself together. “Okay, I’m so grateful. But I’m overwhelmed. Let’s make a quick plan.”

    “I’ve already thought of that. You should eat and go to sleep as soon as possible. I’ve got plenty of energy, I’ve learned a lot, and I wouldn’t sleep anyway. Let’s get a soup on the stove, and then I’ll be ready to go. I’ll sit with Tiny all night. My sleep schedule has been very strange this past week, so this is nothing new.”

    They chopped vegetables and fried very small pieces of chicken, and left it on simmer. Glenda flopped down on the living room couch and Abby turned out the light.

    Abby watched Tiny sleep. She was astonished to see so much movement of the eyes under their lids, so many changes of expression. It was obvious that a world of things was happening inside her heart and soul. Life was taking place. Time went by. Abby had an interesting thought. Hmm… wasn’t I just asking ‘Free to do what?’ Wasn’t I wondering how to repay the Great Mystery for saving me, and hopefully all those poor souls mumbling in that deep dark region? That was some sort of demon in charge. But I held my own! And when I got in too deep was about to be lost, someone saved us with that incredible light. That really happened! Some day I’ll write down, and think it through word by word.

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    to get old and move to the mountains where i run a tiny bakery and play the guitar on my porch with flowers

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