It’s one of the wonders of human nature how the absence of unpleasantness is usually not noticed, but can bring so much happiness when it is preceded by unpleasantness. Even water fountain water can be ambrosial when you’re suffering from thirst, and there’s a reason they say hunger is the best spice.
I would just like to say that:
- Being in an air filtered room after suffering from allergies is wonderful.
- The clouds lifting after having caused an air pressure headache is a great thing.
- Brown rice noodles in hot and sour soup (made with real chicken stock!) when you haven’t had a noodle for months (because they’re either wheat which makes you throw up or a refined grain which is bad for the baby given your messed up endocrine system) and you’ve been suffering from afore-mentioned allergies… can lead to satiated happiness and absence of pain.
Of course, I would much prefer to take things for granted, but right now I am full of happiness and a feeling of generosity for my fellow humans. Just because for the first time in days I don’t feel like crap-onna-stick. And maybe I’ll be able to add a bullet point about having completed a tonne of work-related brainless errands that have built up by the end of the day. Go crossing inane service and teaching things off the to-do list!