Friday, August 26, 2011

It Can Happen This Way

I was hypnotized at a party when I was 15. 

It was an accident. 

A girl I vaguely knew from my biology class was being hypnotized in the hallway, just outside the bathroom. 

As I passed by, my back pressed flat against the wall so I wouldn’t interrupt the hypnotist (a boy I never saw before or after), my eyes got in the way. 

That's when it happened.

I didn’t do anything strange. Didn’t bark, or yodel, or pull my hair out.

But nothing in my life has ever been the same since.