The fever-tree

This morning I woke up with a 105-degree fever. With greatest difficulty I opened my eyes, but then I couldn't see anything.

So instead of running the race we were holding, I walked to the 24-hour eating place and ate coffee and eggs.

Then Vijali came in and I had a long talk with her about Trinidad and Tobago and other countries.

While walking back to the hotel, again everything seemed to be turning white. My fever and back pain were killing me, and I couldn't see anything!

It is very difficult to climb up the aspiration-tree, but the fever-tree one can climb up very easily. The aspiration-flame-tree is difficult to climb up, but the temperature-fire-tree is easy.

— 24 December 1985