October 7th, 2007


It's psychosomatic

Last night I had a dream in which I accidentally lay down in a patch of poison oak in a meadow.  In the dream, I ran to the nearest convenience store, bought several bottles of Tecnu, and rubbed it all over my body just as the itching started.  (In reality it takes 6-12 hours for itching to set in) 

Later, I woke up, and several parts of my body itched.  It wasn't until I took a shower that the itching subsided.

Yes, that's how much power your imagination has over your perception of the physical world.  Use it wisely.

On a vaguely related topic... there's a poison oak festival in Columbia, CA every year...

Learn more at http://www.poison-ivy.org/poison-oak-show/