The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Sacks, Oliver

Summit, 1985

p. 102

Freud claimed that people on cocaine, enjoying the well-being and euphoria it produces, are normal. “They have what in no way differs from the normal euphoria of the healthy person.” How about this? Are all the rest of us depressed by sin, anxiety, dull inattention? Will the new heaven and earth be like a cocaine state–so that druggies now are guilty of nothing so much as impatience? They are premature heaven-dwellers!