That Feeling


I am going to attempt to describe something that is probably indescribable. Ever since I was a little girl, I have noticed a physical sensation in my throat. It feels kind of like a glow, like a little germ of happiness. It tickles a little. I get it for various reasons.

I first remember noticing when I was showing my friend Darcy my grandfather’s coin collection. I think then that I got it that time because I felt proud that the collection was so interesting. Might only have been interesting to me.

I have noticed as an adult that I most often get it when I am showing a student something that interests me and find they are interested, too. It sort of a “sharing” feeling, I guess.

I don’t just get it when I’m sharing something, and I don’t always get it each time I share something. I have noticed that I also get it when I feel proud, but not as often as I do when I’m sharing.

It’s the best feeling in the entire world. I don’t really know what it is, and I can’t manufacture the circumstances under which it happens, but when it does, I am usually able to sustain it as long as I like.

Anybody else know what I’m talking about? Anyone know what it is?


One thought on “That Feeling

  1. Dana,

    I always read Steve's Crimeblog and when he pointed me to your site, I was very excited. I always wondered what Steve's wife was like! 🙂 Anyway, I could not believe what you wrote about "the feeling". I have had this for years and years. It is very strange. Like you mentioned, it's hard to say what triggers it. I agree that it is the best feeling in the world. Now, when it happens to me, I get this strong vibe tied to my late mother. It is definitely linked to her and my childhood in some way. I almost think that it is something to do with a bond between mother & daughter. Sounds strange but I definitely think it is something like this. I would love to hear from others who experience it. I'm sure there is probably some physical/psychcological (excuse my spelling) and would love ot know! By the way, Happy Birthday!

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