Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My Headaches

I suffer from migraines. This morning, for the third day in a row, I awoke with a head-crushing headache. It’s sort of a akin to feeling like my head is in a vice and someone is inserting a drill behind my left eye. It was so painful it made me stagger when I got out of bed. It is the kind of pain where I would give up anything—save my family, God, and music—to get rid of these headaches. So I choked down my migraine medicine and by the time my family was up an hour later, I was feeling pretty good. But man, it’s a drag and I certainly know that I can act like a real sh*t when I have a headache. And for this I am truly sorry to my family who bears the brunt of this.

But, despite these headaches, I am truly blessed. I have an incredible family and a wonderful life. This morning I decided to give my headaches a name. I am going to call them, “Trouble.” So here is a song going out to my migraine headaches. It’s Elliot Smith’s incredibly beautiful cover of “Trouble” by Cat Stevens. This version can be found on the soundtrack to Thumbsucker.


Danielle said...

Oh, sweets, you aren't a miserable (acting) as you might think you are. I think I will actually listen to this clip. Gasp! Our musical tastes align!

Danielle said...

Lovely, sweetie. just lovely. glad I listened.

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