The Perception and Experience of a Natural Miracle

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I squinted, then peered through my murky morning lenses, as pain pulsed through my lower back. It was sore and it felt constricted, as if a giant python had wrapped itself around my torso, slowly and meticulously crushing my vertebrae. The pounding in my lower back was an evolving source of discomfort that steadily encroached on other previously pain-free regions of my body. Now…