First of all, Eurrgh; Grarr; Muhrr, Ooove; Hmmm.
No, I’m not practising a foreign language, or writing about various tones that exercise cheek and jaw muscles. I’m describing the pleasing tones that I have been emitting from my mouth (I think it’s my mouth, but I’m not sure… please read on!) every time I stood up today. And every time I sat down, come to think of it.
I may have been making the noises as I dragged myself forwards, wherever I was going, but as I was concentrating on my movements, I wasn’t concentrating on what I was actually saying / groaning / singing.
I have been slightly low on the get up and go front today. Not only me, though… everyone I work with seem to have been in the same state as me.
OK, I only work with a couple of others in my direct office, but the whole room was full of people who did not seem themselves. This has got me wondering about the fact that the others may have been replaced by Zombie lookalikes.
I’ve had experience with Zombies before, but not in such a confined space, and certainly not for as long as a whole day. Now, I have really enjoyed work today, which is making me wonder if I’ve been replaced by a Zombie lookalike too. I mean, I look like me, I think like me, but I haven’t been myself today.
Luckily, nothing has fallen off me, so I don’t think I’m a Full Zombie just yet, and I don’t think that anything has fallen off any of my work colleagues either – well, not that they said (or grunted) anyway.
The dictionary definition of Zombify is to “deprive of energy or vitality”. The dictionary definition doesn’t describe me. I’m full of energy. Energy is everywhere, even in inanimate objects, in my world, and it certainly isn’t deprived. It is just doing something different within me as to what I want it to do today.
I think my energy is powering the parts of me that need to be used in the moment, and the rest of my body is asleep, hence the funny noises I make when I move. I’m waking up my legs to walk, or my back to stretch. When I walk, my arms are asleep. When I sit, my legs drop off again. Not literally – just to sleep! My eyes feel as though they have been glued open, or pinned back or something. I’m sure they are a lovely red colour too – well, all of my colleagues’ eyes were red anyway, so I must include myself there. It may just have been a side effect of the air conditioning though – that tends to affect our eyes in strange ways.
So, I have decided that I am not a Zombie after all. I have been affected by the air conditioning in work, and didn’t want to move simply because it was so cold. The pale face I carried around was only pale due to the fact that my blood supply was busy trying to keep itself warm somewhere, deep within me. My toes, I think. They could have dropped off (literally) at any time this afternoon, but luckily they didn’t. My blood supply did a really good job keeping them attached!
The others, though, may be Zombies. I’ll have to keep my eye on their movements, and the sounds that they make. I hope I can tell the difference…
So. It will soon be time for bed. Time to rest. Sleep (for real!) and recharge my energy cells. Wake up tomorrow full of vitality. Be the one who is different from the crowd of Zombies. Use my inner energy supply to be focussed, dynamic and raring to go!
I mean to say, I do have it in me, so why not? I’m feeling good again now! I like feeling good…