There are times when we are happy, joyous, even excited. Then there are times when we are sad, unhappy, desperate even, almost suicidal. And when we are neither of those – we are usually irritated, frustrated or angry or something of the sort.
What is the time when we are none of these?
Numb; is the word that comes closest to mind.
It is almost non-feeling. Deprived of sensation of any sort – like heat or cold – like sadness or anger; and perhaps an overdose of one sort of an emotion does it. Like exposure to prolonged cold, leaves our fingers numb. Or something like that.
I almost feel victorious standing on the peak of discovery – having found the tenth emotion after love, joy, wonder, peace, anger, courage, sadness, fear, and disgust. Yet I don’t feel joy even, at the possible discovery of the tenth emotion. Perhaps – it is an emotion that can’t be explained.
Perhaps it is a warning of sorts – to rub our thoughts against each other, generate heat, and come back to life.