What I Hated the Least Today 21/365: Dead?


I knew something was radically wrong the moment I woke up. I could feel nothing. More precisely, I could feel no pain. No headache, no pain in the back, no pricking in the shoulder (not even a hangover). Am I dead and is this hell? It’s a bit colder than I expected, dear Satan, would you mind turning the heat up? However, the cat is here too, so hell can’t be as bad as publicity suggests. (Also, I told you so, I tell my cat because I threatened that she wouldn’t go to cat heaven if she doesn’t stop chewing my flat deposit represented by the blinds.)

Maybe it’s not hell and maybe I turned zombie in the night. It wouldn’t be surprising, given that my building is situated next to a mortuary (and next to a hospital, which outsources to the mortuary). Then I recalled my yoga practice the previous day, which included the zombie pose (kneel down, stretch out the arms, let the hands hang down – undead face optional). Maybe I zened myself out during the practice and now I’m hallucinating. Or maybe I’m writing this in my sleep.


Author: Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

7 thoughts

  1. LOL sounds as if it’s not at all such an unpleasant experience then … did it last throughout the day?

    The other night, when I went to bed, my tinnitus was almost gone and I fell asleep. Before I fell asleep, I almost didn’t dare to think about it, because I thought I might jinx it LOL. The following morning it was back in full force.


    1. It was pleasant for sure, to be like a teen with no pains again. At the same time it was deeply unsettling. It just didn’t feel natural. Fortunately, things got back to normal later that day. I’m still not sure what happened… Tinnitus sounds nasty. I think I’ll prefer good old pain than this…


    1. Thanks a lot for your positive feedback! It’s really encouraging. It’s proving to be quite beneficial for me to think about at least one thing daily that I didn’t hate, so I’ll see if I’ll keep it up 🙂

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