Yesterday, I was at a fabric sale with friends ( which we affectionately refer to as a "F.A.R.T." (fabric acquiring road trip, for the uninitiated), and after holding some fabric over my left arm for about 15 minutes, I set the fabric down and noted pretty violent shaking of that arm for a while. My friends were slightly horrified (can one be slightly horrified?), but I just stared at my flailing arm in some shock as though I had never met that arm. I later started thinking of all the potential benefits of the involuntary shaking, such as:
Automatic drink mixer
Remove dust with no effort from the feather duster
Shaking cans of paint or spray glue
Emphasis for telling the dog or humans "No!"
Excuse for getting out of housework (Everything is an excuse for getting out of housework.)
Drawing squiggly lines (all my lines are squiggly anyway.)
Strumming a guitar
Dramatic eye makeup application
It's hard to look at most of our symptoms with humor, and I don't mean to make light of anyone's trials. But this is how I cope. How could you have fun with your symptoms?