Oh No, Not Again
"Oh no, not again," is what flashed through the mind of a bowl of petunias that had suddenly been called into existence several miles above the surface of an alien planet, according to Douglas Adams in "A Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy." This being a naturally untenable position for a bowl of petunias it immediately began to plummet. Mr. Adams further speculates that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought, "Oh no, not again," we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we currently do.
"Oh no, not again," is what flashes through the mind in the last fleeting moments of sanity as we suddenly find ourselves miles high in the grip of another manic episode. Questions regarding exactly how we came to be sky high fade into insignificance as gravity forces itself upon us, we loose control, and we start the plummeting. But once we have cleaned up the mess, and are back on our feet, safely on the ground, it is time to try and understand a little more about our nature. We may never understand why it is that at times we find ourselves sky high, but we may learn how to make it happen less often, or at least to make it less messy when it does happen.