Here be spiders!

(first published 24th February 2012)

It’s very interesting, I noted during an early morning chat with a fellow PD-wrangler, as she recounted her first, and rather scary, hallucination. Interesting because her brain had chosen to inject life into a hat and scarf hanging on the back of a door, so much so that she had been forced to touch it, to confirm with one sense what her intellect knew and yet her sight denied. Interesting because we suffer from a brain-based movement disorder which makes our bodies move uncontrollably, or make it difficult to control our bodies. Why the projection of movement onto inanimate objects? Why translate this movement as a sign of life rather than of the wind? Continue reading