“Frenetically, tiny bursts of energy surged through my arms and legs, in a kind of syncopated rhythm—mechanical but more complex a timing than I could keep track of myself.”

This morning I woke from a dream—but not fully. I found myself in that most awful state a full mental awareness before my body could be released from sleep paralysis. Lying there, unmoving I tried to calm my mind by paying close attention to my extremities in this state, as the electrical impulses in my limbs were far more scarce it was an rare perspective on what it is to live inside this body.

Pyramids

I found it, however, anything but calm and serene. Even in this immobilized state my neural pathways were not silent. In fact, in the relative quiet I found myself far more aware of each impulse as is raced from my neck to the tip of my finger and back again. Far from tranquil indeed! As if happens is was not unlike the track I have chosen to share today: “This Is One For Everyone” by Pyraminds, as part of a split with Mamiffer.

Frenetically, tiny bursts of energy surged through my arms and legs, in a kind of syncopated rhythm—mechanical but more complex a timing than I could keep track of myself. More similar still was a sensation that I find is much harder to pin down with language, a kind of sensation of electric sand being dragged across concrete. This is where the correlation between the feeling and “This Is One For Everyone” is especially strong.

I wouldn’t stretch so far as to call it pleasant, but it was most surly captivating—beautiful. I started becoming so in tune with the electrical charge of my body that it began to find a resonance and reverberated in my skull, a low hum that slowly began to grow as if from inside my ears. But for only a moment’s time did it swell before subsiding as I made the first small movement of fingers on my left hand.