An excerpt from Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World
A few years ago, an ordinary event shook up my life.
I made a trip to the eye doctor.
One wintery Thursday morning, my eyes felt gummy and sandy when I got out of bed, but I paid no attention to them until I caught a glimpse of myself in the bathroom mirror. I was startled to see that the whites of my eyes had turned an angry pink, and my lashes were clumped together: the distinctive signs of pink eye. I ignored my condition for as long as I could, but eventually I found myself in my eye doctor’s exam room, trying not to touch my face. [Read more…]