|The sun shines after days of pollution haze|
It was time for Anna to spend an hour a day soaking in the sun. It's warmth would remove some of the cold from his bones. It's light would ensure the production and absorption of Vitamin D.
sun burned thigh
A blood test revealed that Anna has eosinophilia. And a sunburn.
Anna finds it funny.
Anna: "It's just a little photo-sensitivity."
Me: "Yes, Anna. Your skin has become very sensitive with age. You have got sun burnt."
Anna: "We Indians are born with an ISI mark on our skin colour. 'Permanent. Fast colour guaranteed'. So we shouldn't get sunburned."
Anna responds with: "I already take 2 dozen pills, 3 more won't make a difference!"
Very mature and stoic, you think.
I am now preparing for the days when Anna will count the pills he takes.
He will recognize that there are more pills than the number he remembers. He will either refuse to take his medication or call me in panic fearing that he is being over medicated.
I will have to explain the sunburn and eosinophilia to him again. And I will smile as I tell him that the ISI mark "Permanent. Fast colour guaranteed" does not work.