Sleep and Medicine -------------------------------------------
The sleep and the medicine
blurred her waking eyes
until the world
looked like it was drawn
in fuzzy pastels
rendering her mundane bedroom
with a new beauty
she almost hated
when her old vision returned.
this made me think of the times i've taken NyQuil when i've been sick. i actually wrote something about the NyQuil haze! i liked the mundane bedroom becoming something new and different with the fuzzy pastels. i could just see it!
I like the fuzzy pastels. it sounds great (and I like things when they sound good). I never had such a experience but it doesn't sound so bad although my room is colorful enough even without medication.
me! me! me! this is so me in the mornings! the world always looks so pretty because it's all fuzzy and out of focus and i peep outside the window and say to myself, 'such a pretty day'. then of courses, the other senses (and lenses) kick in the veil is off. (not that i regret it, i wouldn't be able to type if it didn't!) enjoyed reading this
i'm sick myself right now so drugs, no matter how pretty my room got while on them, will always be welcome. interesting spin on being sick, though. to bless the illness which allows you clearance for the medicine and sleep that brings you closer to a prettier realm you've not visited as often as you'd like. good write.
I'm glad that I don't know how this feels, because it means I've never been that sick, but I can imagine it's a good feeling and a sick feeling all at once. You make it sound like you were looking at a picture by Rembrandt, till the stuff wore off, so if that was the intent, great job, Dave
but not in the writing. I don't know, this sort of smells like hospital anaesthetic to me, not a smell I like too much. Never could stand being totally out of control. Not badly written mind you, more a matter of personal taste.
I really like this one Amy, --you have a knack of taking simple everyday happenings and recording them so poetically. Occasionally I am susceptible to optic neuritis--which sometimes has bizarre effects on my vision---I related immediately to this--as the first time i was afflicted, I lay there in bed giggling at how everything looked so soft and muted with the one eye, while with the other it was normal. This was disconcerting for some of customers in my coffee shop--as i had to close one eye to see who they were---then i would sorta giggle as they looked so altered with boths eyes open. I babble sorry--I have pneumonia right now--and it's the meds lol.
ha i really like this! life always looks so much more fun when youve taken your sleeping meds and in my case (and prolly yours too) you lie awake all night anyways... this is a very cool write! and yeah... life sure is a disappointment when you "wake up" again...