Catatonic reading trauma

IMG_4986I’m not sure what kind of cerebral scarring I have, but . . .

There is a very real similarity between that form of hypnotic narcolepsy that sets in when I’m driving a mundane highway in the small hours, and my attempts to read a book.

Twenty minutes later, and I have NO IDEA what I’ve just read. Nor can I explain the accumulation of saliva on my shirt.

Sometimes, it’s just easier to start over. If I can’t even find a reference point in the previous chapter that I DO REMEMBER reading, then it’s time to just go back to the beginning.

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9 Responses to Catatonic reading trauma

  1. Jill says:

    Do you think…. if reading that particular book puts you in such a hypnotic state that perhaps that particular book just isn’t worth your reading?

  2. Ann Ahrens says:

    I do that, too. I have to read out loud – pain in the neck, but it sure helps.

  3. Steve says:

    Depends on how interesting I find the book, and/or how tired I am.

  4. Steve says:

    That’s tough material to get through. Maybe that’s some of it?

  5. Steve says:

    I’ve read it. By “though material” I met emotionally tough. It is not an easy read. Very vivid indeed.


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