Perpetual Mild Illness, <br>Michaela Carroll

Perpetual Mild Illness


Michaela Carroll

Pitkin, Louisiana

Collage on paper

Outside of your very best and worst days, chronic pain is tinged with mundanity. Small pains beg for small pleasures, like the warmth of a water bottle or the comfort of your bed. It’s days like these when existing and resting is the best thing you can do. Your good days are full of productivity and your bad days are full of anguish. It’s here, with baseline aches and a slight fog, that you shouldn’t war with your body, but rest. Bodily awareness begins and ends with knowing your limits and laying down when you need to.