Tuesday, February 22, 2005
An Observation About Not-Feeling
There is something really beautiful and comforting about feeling not-pained. Have you ever had a great amount of pain, when suddenly that pain is taken away? That's the idea I'm trying to get at here. I just had a very severe headache, and took some Tylenol(TM), and now I'm laying on my futon, relaxing, and just reveling in the pleasure that comes from not-having a headache. I can almost still feel the pressure on my noggin, but I don't feel the pain, and it feels good. Normally you can't notice not-feeling pain, just like when the weather is neither wonderful nor awful you don't notice that there is weather, but when you get a glimpse into not-feeling there is really something special to it. It's like you've crawled into the warm bed of the universe, pulled its large fluffy blankets up around you, grabbed your favorite book and are snuggling in to read just a page or two before you drift comfortably off to sleep.