Above: Detail of “Nude with Migraine” (self portrait)
Sometimes I Go for Months
Sometimes there are long gaps between my migraines. My doctor said that is common in men. He called them cluster headaches. I think people mean different things by the term “cluster headaches.” In this case, the point is they occur within close proximity of each other (speaking in reference to a linear timeline). Sometimes I go for months without a migraine. But sooner or later one will come wandering home like a lost puppy. This time I made it nearly four months.
Then I got one on April 27.
Then I got another on May 6.
There’s a drawing/painting still in the works from April 27.
I finished a drawing/painting from May 6. Here it is. Look what the puppy dragged in.