: prayer for the headache afflicted :

alone in bedI awoke this morning to a headache in full, splendiferous bloom. Of course, waking by itself — minus the bayonet through an eye — is never a picnic, what with consciousness and reality and all. But when you toss a blinding migraine into the mix you start the day by groping for a pillow to smother yourself. Or reciting a fervent prayer for death. One of the two.

On this particular morning, I kept my eyes clamped shut and went the hardcore supplication route. I begged shamelessly for mercy. Lying there, face down, the heels of my hands pressed deep into my eye sockets, I pleaded:

Dear God,

Don’t make me sneeze or cough or bend over; don’t smite me with hiccups. Don’t startle me or send a thunderstorm or allow garbage pickup. And please, whatever you do, don’t trip the smoke detector. Strike me deaf instead.


If you’re wondering how I found lucid words in the midst of such great suffering, I’ll tell you: they’re taped to the nightstand. While they’re a comfort, a pint of Jack Daniels is good, too. You know, as a fail-safe.


copyright © 2016 the whirly girl

12 responses to “: prayer for the headache afflicted :”

  1. (whisper) get well soon …

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re so thoughtful, Dave. I’m good now, though, and happily banging my head against the keyboard. The damn idea is stuck. I just hate that!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. It’s been many years since I used to get them MONTHLY. I forgot how debilitating they can be until this. You paint an accurate picture of the anguish… and you have my deepest sympathy 😖

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Barb! The headache’s gone and I’m already off on other misadventures. I’ll send you the evidence soon. I’m excited, I think.

      Liked by 1 person

        1. Just keep your expectations low :o)

          Liked by 1 person

  3. One should always be prepared with the appropriate prayer for every circumstance. I like that you plan ahead. Hopefully, it didn’t last too long and you are having a peaceful evening.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Oh, I’m fine and had a decent evening. But most exciting of all? Yesterday, I discovered I’m bruise-free — no more reminders of the bike mishap!

      Liked by 1 person

%d bloggers like this: