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.

4 comments:

emnovak said...

wow you are weird.

Emily said...

Hey, makes sense to me. Unfortunately I don't feel like that nearly often enough.....

Anonymous said...

i like...
maria

btnovak said...

I wrote a paper on this once or gavea speech, Icalled it comfort level though. we are always tring to be comfortable, if you are you don't notice it, if yu're not you do something about it, ie take painmedicine, move your arm, shift your weight.
Your body automatically sense discomfort and adjust to the enviroment seeking a level of comfort that you don't notice.