More than the sounds of many waters,
Than the mighty breakers of the sea,
The Lord on high is mighty.
I went in to Commonside yesterday, but by the time I left at 4 in the afternoon I had begun shaking and feeling truly terrible. When I arrived back at the IES building at 6:00 I could barely stand up I was so dizzy and sick-feeling. I rested for an hour, got myself dinner, and crawled into bed at 7:50. The new people next door woke me at 11:50 with their music, which they turned down, but their loud talking (was it loud? I’m starting to think that quiet apartment life has spoiled me and I’m just too sensitive to noise now. Perhaps I’ve lost the skill of sleeping through everything that you get from living in a dorm) didn’t stop until I put my pillow over my head. Then I couldn’t hear the words, just the rumble and fluctuations of tone, and I fell asleep until 5:00 when the sun blazed into my room. Then I felt nauseous but couldn’t quite throw up to feel better, so I lay in bed and blew my nose and felt my queasy stomach going round and round. I didn’t sleep again for a long time, but woke up at 8:00 unable to sleep anymore.