Thursday, February 02, 2006

eyeballs

my eyeballs itch today. nothing new, really -- it's allergy season, after all. however, I have a shiny new allergy med i just started, so hopefully that will help in the long run. but, back to my eyeballs. they itch.

and i noticed a familiar phenomenon, one i've never spoken aloud, so i thought i'd write about it here. don't get too excited, it's not that great...but maybe it is, i dunno. SO. whenever i rub my eyeballs, for as long as i can remember (way back into early childhood), when I really get going, I see shapes. like, my eyes are closed, i'm rubbing-rubbing-rubbing, and i notice (?) gray argyles. yes, my eyelid visions are argyles. i have no idea what that means, and of course if i try to "focus" on it, i can't really, because people, my eyes are CLOSED. it's really weird. so today? i was just rubbing my eyeballs vigorously and i noticed that not only were there argyles, but swirlies. SWIRLIES. like, vertigo-looking. black and white and all.

so my question is: is it just me?

4 comments:

Crazy MomCat said...

OMG! It is so weird, but the other day I was just thinking about this. The reason why? Because my best friend and I convinced ourselves in elementary school that if we rubbed our eyes and thought a thought while the other one was doing the same thing, we would definitely have ESP. HA! I tend to see diamonds and sometimes weird psychidelic oval shapes.

It's groovy man...

Tamara said...

Dots. And little Van Gogh starries. It's not just you. Well, maybe the argyle...

Hope said...

Not just you, I see swirls and pinpoint spots of light, almost like stars that are super far away.

Dipu said...

Do you ever notice the long little spirochetes or whatever that are floating on top of your eyeball?