I woke up this morning with itchy ears, deeply itchy ears. It was the middle of the night. I didn’t know what to do. Then they started to fill up. I envisioned and secretly hoped that they would burst and that warm and yellow gooey viscous gunk would roll out of them, but that did not happen. Instead, I went under water, deeply under water. Bubbles were coming out of every which where. It was heavy and warm at the same time. I heard ringing. I didn’t know where I was and where the ringing was coming from but it sounded peaceful, I had no fear. None at all. Everything was just really muffled and a long long ways away. Like I was floating away – arms floating and flapping about reaching and being reached for but ultimately out of reach. Not to be reached. Only the need to reach deep into my ear canals and scratch. Really really scratch.