i’m sitting here near one am with the warm winds blowing through the east-facing front door, following some two hours spent on the phone, which followed some hour of awakeness, which followed some four hours of napness. yes four hours. time, well, spent.
if you’ve never lived in any of the 15 places in the world where these winds with names happen, it’s hard to explain. i went a-searchin’ on google for some data, and i found, oddly enough, policeops.com. it’s called full moon effect (you know, lunacy) (and yes, we’ve had quite the moon these past few days) but it also applies to the winds. devil winds. siroccos. santa anas (santanas). chinooks. sharkias. and other cool sounding wind names. but this ain’t cool.
look at the side effects:
emotional unbalance, irritation, vital disinclination, compulsion to meditate, exhaustion, apathy, disinclination or listlessness toward work (poor school achievement), insecurity, anxiety, depression (especially after age forty to fifty), rate of attempted suicide about 20% higher, larger number of admittances to clinics in drug cases. and that’s just psychological. physical side effects include body pains, sick headaches, dizziness, twitching of the eyes, nausea, fatigue, faintness, disorders in saline (salt) budget with fluctuations in electrolytical metabolism (calcium and magnesium; critical for alcoholics), water accumulation, respiratory difficulties, allergies, asthma, heart and circulatory disorders (heart attacks approx. 50% higher) low blood pressure, slowing down in reaction time, more sensitivity to pain, inflammations, bleeding embolisms of the lungs, and thrombosis.
can somebody explain to me what “vital disinclination” means? and is a compulsion to meditate a bad thing? ohmmmmmm.
at the tone, the temperature at 12:51 AM on november 21st will be 70 degrees.
that nap was epic though. i had these great dreams, in which i was writing stories that were so surreal and poetic and entirely bloggy, but even as i wrote the words they vanished; had i been able to record them as they happened, i’d have one helluva post going here. as it is, i’m just babbling.