Thursday, May 3, 2012
Eyes Wide Shut
There are days when parts of your body don’t cooperate with the rest of it. I have had a number of recent days where I have felt physically awake but my eyes have acted of their own accord. They remain open and active but they really want to sleep and act as if they were closed. No matter how much water I rinse them in, they react as though they are still in the midst of a relaxing sleep. Staring at a computer screen for most of the day certainly can’t help. I’ve always been good at taking ‘eye’ breaks – staring away from the screen for a bit, rubbing my palms together and placing the warm palms on my hands. But there just isn’t much that comforts my eyes on days like this. Normally I would attribute it to allergies. If that were the case, I’d expect tear ducts to be over performing. That’s what they normally do. I haven’t had any of that this year despite the usual headaches and sinus pressure. Maybe my allergy symptoms are changing. Who knows? I have entertained bringing in a cold eye mask but that would look weird at work. I could be a new superhero -- creating and saving files at the speed of sound, solving problems while bounding street puddles, etc. I would call myself Captain Computer. Well, I hope this weird eye spell stops soon. It has become very difficult to sit at my desk doing work when all I want to do is take a nap and rest my eyes.