It's an up and down affair, and sometimes, hopefully not often, a bit like the teacup ride at an amusement park.
But everything passes...
I'll just speak to the cloudy mind...this will surely pass,
Mof4, and you will have real brightness at the and. Have, as one poster used to say, *imperishable patience*. I remember well the feeling sometimes as of blankets or veils over my mind... it's all very transient, and changeable; so much is going on!
At the end of the wfast, I spontaneously recalled a long number that I'd never been able to retain before. Every time I use it now, and it effortlessly flutters up, I recall how good a Water Fast
can be. :-)
I know what you mean about the food preparation. My companion never ate so well, as when I was water-fasting!!! And of course, I had to hear "how is it?" by which I wasn't fishing so much as just very interested,jajaja.
I think it was,or one of the fasting masters, talks of fasters on retreat going down to the dining room to hang out, where others had already broken their fasts, just to gaze with rapt attention -head on palm for being a bit fatigued- at the whole fascinating enterprise of eating, the way one never tires (at first!) of gazing at the beloved.
There's a lot of humour in a water fast--not the bogus hilarity of the "normal" world, but some rather charming
amusement. You'll get there!