Saturday, October 10, 2009
Skewed Is the New Centered
I've been experiencing vertigo off and on the past three weeks. It feels like the balance bubble in my head--like the bubble in a carpenter's level--is out of whack.
And that's pretty much what's going on--the inner ear's mechanism is off kilter. It's unpleasant, like being a bit sea sick; but my case is pretty mild. And the doctor assured me it's harmless, as long as I stay off ladders.
Still, tired of feeling a bit whoozy, I read more about it and came across this helpful advice:
Keep moving; your brain will get used to and adjust itself to the new orientation.
I love that advice--it applies to life in general--and it's helpful, as the temptation with vertigo is to hold perfectly still.
So, I took my brain for a repositioning walk around the lake this morning (about 4 miles).
Oddly, moving feels good. I'm afraid sitting at the computer doesn't--and that's what I have to do intensively for the next few weeks, as I work on Finland and the Netherlands. Oh well.
Your Fly Is Open
Tonight's the night: Cathy and Brad are hosting the premiere for cast & crew of Orestes and the Fly. I feel a little nervous--it's so personal and immediate compared to posting something here or on youTube. Plus, while I'm not physically in any of my Star Trek vids or Orestes, I am very much in The Making Of.
This is a new orientation too: being public. Makes me a bit whoozy.
I trust if I keep doing it, my brain will adjust.