Teenager Goes to Acupuncture
Histrionic diary entries, angsty yearbook scrawlings, and really bad poetry brought back from teenagerhood and the other side of cool. Dates may be omitted and names may have been changed, but rest assured these are legit.
Diary Entry, 17 years old
I got acupuncture today and I’m surprised I made it through. The pathetic thing is it’s not the needles or pain or discomfort I had a problem with, it was the laying down for 20 minutes and trying to relax that freaked me out. Whenever I lie down lately it’s only to fall asleep and I do precisely that because I’m tired. I don’t like to have time to sit and feel how my body feels. She put needles in for quitting addictions, for anxiety, and for my digestive system. I could feel the blood flow in my whole digestive system, it was throbbing. Kind of cool…in a way that makes me want to pass out. I have such such tension that relaxing my body is scary…I feel like if I let myself relax too much I’ll just pass out and die.
Anyways after the relaxation I felt more rested, happier, and a lot dizzier. I felt fucked-up. In fact it really does feel like my brain is working half as much. I can even see it in my writing right now. It’s so elementary. Whatever. Oh well. I’m done.