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Right there is the usefulness of migraine, there in that imposed yoga, the concentration on the pain. For when the pain recedes, ten or twelve hours later, everything goes with it, all the hidden resentments, all the vain anxieties. The migraine has acted as a circuit breaker, and the fuses have emerged intact. There is a pleasant convalescent euphoria.

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Source Notes: "In Bed," in The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present, ed. Phillip Lopate (1994).

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