Consciousness of Mist

When the sharp seizes the blurry; sharp consciousness of the blur, of the fuzzy – is what one would call: consciousness of mist. For example, one day in the country, at 5;00 PM, deep quiet of the house, flies. Legs that hurt a bit (cf. start of the flu or childhood growing pains). Everything is sleepy, sticky. But: vivid, relentless consciousness of my feeling groggy.

Roland Barthes, The Neutral, 98.