1. I have days like this once in a while. Maybe too often. I don't do anything. I don't leave the house. I sleep. I mess around on my computer. I just sort of shut down for a day. At my worse, these days have been symptomatic of plunging into depression. Not today. My mental temperature is good. I just shut it down for a day. The really good news is, so did the dogs. They have been quiet, restful, and as inert today as I have. We've really been in sync.
2. It did me a lot of good to draw parallels between the blindness I experienced many years ago and the coma I plunged into in 1999 when I contracted meningitis with the movie "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly". The piece I wrote is right underneath this one.
3. I had plenty of warm Diet Pepsi's in the cupboard, but I wanted a cold one, out of the can, not over ice. Know what I mean? It's a specific, non-consequential yearning. I looked in the fridge and I didn't see a can of pop. Then I fell to my knees and peered deep into the back of the bottom shelf and, joy to the world!, one cold can remained. Sometimes the pleasures of this world can be all contained in a 12 oz cold can of Diet Pepsi.