I wish I could capture the essence of a thunderstorm in a box.
one of the most terrifying things is waking up and not being able to move a limb that’s supposed to be able to move or at least it is for me. sometimes I’ll sleep funny and I’ll wake up with my arm all tingly and kinda numb but it still works but one time I woke up and my arm was limp I tried so hard to get it to lift up but nothing happened it was numb like dead weight in my lap.
at this point I began to freak out I started slapping it, picking it up with my other hand and shaking it, hitting it against the wall, sucking on my fingers (something I do when my hands go numb to get the blood flowing) and I did this for what must of only been a couple minutes but it felt so much longer. maybe it’s because being paralyzed is one of my worst fears but it was completely terrifying. my arm just sitting there useless and dead.