Friday, April 04, 2008

Going Against My Grain

I've decided to enjoy my migraines. This one began two days ago and in that time, at no extra expense, I've experienced flashing green and white lights, as if some deep yoga had awoken the kundalini or as if I'd seen Lucy herself all decked out in diamonds.

I also drift though the day, aware that people are saying things to me and that I'm responding, I think with perfect sense. I smile inwardly with the crafty glee of the tipsy, knowing I've managed to pull a fast one on everyone and have got away with it.

My fingers tingle, my head feels as if it's on fire and I feel grateful for the dark curtains and the thought that today I have to go nowhere and meet no one. I'm going to lie in bed and watch the fireworks.

11 comments:

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kuffir said...

used to get them a long time ago- so, maybe there is a god because i seem to be free from them now. wish you freedom.

km said...

Ha, nice title.

BTW, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) talked about his migraine in NYT recently. What is it with migraine and artists? (No, I am not romanticizing pain and suffering)

dipali said...

Whoops. Recover soon- find real fireworks if you need to!

??! said...

ouch. poor baby. no chocolate then, huh?

rishabh said...

migraines also make for awesome excuses

Banno said...

You poor thing. I get them too, but they still haven't reached the 2-3 day stage. Burrow.

swar said...

eat ripe apple and puke as much as you can. an actor I know who suffers from an infamous migraine does that.she says it brings handy relief.

Space Bar said...

thanks all! i feel fine today - all clear and light like a nourishing soup.

?! said...

--> Jumps at chance of agreeing with the mango clique.

I LOVE Meg Ryan too!

Space Bar said...

dubious move: huh?