The strangest thing happened to me today.
It’s hard to believe that it happened now that I feel so normal.
This afternoon, I was trying to pull something up on the computer to show to my mom when I realized I couldn’t type. I stared at the screen and the keyboard and suddenly I was experiencing vertigo. I looked outside and couldn’t see the leaves on the trees. I stumbled over to the couch and fell onto it. I called out to my mom and told her I was afraid I was experiencing a stroke. I drank some water and stumbled up the steps to my room, where I dizzily closed the curtains and turned out the light. As I lay there, my heart was beating so quickly that I began to panic. I was afraid that if I opened my eyes I wouldn’t be able to see anymore. My mom laid with me in bed as I tried to breathe and be still. I opened my eyes several times and couldn’t make them focus, couldn’t make them access the functions my brain was supposed to perform.
I wanted to listen to some calming music and “All My Days” by Alexi Murdoch was next on a playlist on my computer but I just couldn’t read the words even though I knew what they were supposed to say. I tried to change the song but the screen was too bright and I was too dizzy and my mom changed it to “The Boxer” by Simon & Garfunkel. I couldn’t read and I was terrified.
We talked about going to the hospital but I knew I couldn’t be in a moving car. I just laid in the dark for about an hour before I realized I was slowly recovering.
I could see the leaves on the trees again, finally, green from the rain.
I’m better now. I am okay.
Hiking Ramona Falls at Mt. Hood, Oregon. Such a gorgeous hike.
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
I put this on to make packing up my room more fun
I LOVE ANIMAL COLLECTIVE PIANO COVERS
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number…
Annie Clark, St. Vincent (2003)
Photographed by Anabel Vasquez