A Conversation Between My Cognitive brain And My Intuitive Brain During A Migraine Cluster

The players: Cognitive Brain – henceforth known as ‘CB’, and Intuitive Brain, aka ‘IB’

IB: “I want a cup of tea. We’ll feel better with a cuppa tea.”

CB: “Yep, OK, um, how do we do that?”

IB: “Do what?”

CB: “The tea thing.”

IB: (already moving on to laying down and staying as still as possible) “Tea? Are you making tea? Great idea. We’ll feel better with a cuppa tea.”

CB: (being careful to not move too fast, slowly looks around the kitchen where it has spent many happy hours over the last eight years and usually knows where everything is and is fairly certain it’s made thousands of cups of tea) “Yeah, but how do we do that?”

IB: (sighing pointedly from the chaise lounge where it has swooningly retired) “Never mind. Just a glass of water.”

CB: (still standing, rather wobbly, in the center of the kitchen, trying to recreate the steps required to get a glass of water, stumbles upon the most vital question of all) “Where are the glasses?”


As I was writing this one of my favourite pieces of classical music happened to be playing in the background. I can only tolerate low-key (pun unintended) orchestral pieces in this state … enjoy.


20 comments on “A Conversation Between My Cognitive brain And My Intuitive Brain During A Migraine Cluster

  1. quiall says:

    Love the music! Sad and touching. Video is great too. My CB and my IB often seem to be at odds. I swear they are sabotaging each other. And my CRB (Crazy Brain). Does not help!

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  2. I’m glad I’m not the only person who holds entire conversations in her head between two sides of herself. It is NOT weird to do so!

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  3. I can’t imagine the pain of this, and hope the music helps. When I have a headache I couldn’t listen to anything, and it is not half as debilitating as yours.

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    • Widdershins says:

      At the height of them, if I sit very still, and I do mean still, for at least three hours, then I’m marginally functional for the rest of the ‘turn … and the music, so long as it’s mellow, allows me to float through those hours a little easier.
      I’m better now … well, at the ‘fragile but not having my skull cracked open anymore’ stage. 🙂

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  4. Tish Farrell says:

    Heartiest commiserations. Hope you are feeling better now.

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  5. bone&silver says:

    Migraines are bad news; I’m glad you managed to make something creative out of it! Hope you’re feeling better now 🙂

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  6. acflory says:

    Hope you’re better now? My niece gets migraines, and they really knock her about too. The Grieg is gorgeous. Thank you. -hugs-

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  7. Gentle hugs, Widders.

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