I felt like I was floating out of a black chasm. Slowly the void began to lighten, tinges of pink and red taking over the complete blackness. The darkness fought back against the light. Dark figures of animals darted in and out among the light, until I started to become aware. My eyes were closed. As I came conscious of my body I felt soreness all over, my right arm throbbed, and the pounding in my head was near unbearable.