Me: So… I am participating in this writing challenge for 30 days about my health. Today’s prompt is to write a third person post about a memory I have had. I find this interesting since you can never remember anything.
Brain: Really? You are going to put all that on me?
Me: Of course I am. You are responsible for remembering everything, aren’t you? Aren’t you the smart one? So far, just trying to remember a conversation to write about today is not really working out. What can you recall from one conversation you have had in the last 24 hours that would be interesting enough to share?
Brain: ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… welllllllll… thinking…..
Me: This is me waiting.
Me: and waiting.
Me: and waiting.
Me: and losing patience. I can’t wait all day, I only have today to write this post.
Brain: Give me a break! I work hard all day for you at your job and now you want me to keep working? When do I get to rest?
Me: You get to rest when it’s time to go to sleep. That’s when you are supposed to shut down.
Brain: That’s not fair! When you lay your head down to sleep, that’s when I go into action thinking about all the things that we need to do tomorrow and all the things we didn’t get done today. When else can I just sit back and do that? Other times of the day you have me working for your job or in conversation or doing whatever you need, always at your beck and call.
Me: Unfair? Seriously. If you don’t relax when the rest of my body is relaxing, it doesn’t work. My pain will never go away. I need to turn all the dials down. You really need to work with me here.
Brain: I’ll think about it.
Me: And you got me off topic. We are supposed to be remembering a conversation to share.
Brain: Wait, what? I forgot.
Me: … and that right there is exactly why you have been named “Foggy Brain”!