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Friday, 25 May 2012

My mind to your mind....

One of my friends quoted his father as saying,"Legend has it that if you can't sleep at night, it's because you're awake in someone else's dream."

So here I am, at 3:40 a.m., asking you if I'm awake in your dreams, please, please, put me to sleep.  It can be as normal as in a nightgown in my own bed, or lying on a loveseat with my feet hanging over the edge or as bizarre as on a giant rock in the wilds of Westeros, with a direwolf at my side.  But I beg you, put me to sleep.

If you leave me eyes-wide-open in your cozy dream, I will continue to get up in the middle of the night, running the dishwasher, reading books, drinking wine, eating cherries and raspberries, deciding to cut my hair, re-stocking my pantry by size and colour of content, silently but vituperously ranting about the government, adapting all my recipes with raisins to recipes with craisins, and planning a wardrobe made up entirely of things which touch my body only at the shoulders.

Do the right thing. 

9 comments:

  1. You sure make the wee hours count.

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  2. Sweet, sweet dreams. I have faith in you tonight!

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  3. Thanks for the laugh, Lorna, though I do agree it's no fun laying awake late at night or early morning.

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  4. As an insomniac myself, I so identify with what you describe--only I don't allow myself to get out of bed anymore. I will turn on the light and read--and admittedly, I'll take Advil PM or something stronger sometimes. How I envy people (and I bet Dave is one of them) who lay down and instantly go to sleep--and stay asleep until morning.

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  5. Sorry it is not me. I recently have awakened at a similar time for no reason--heart not racing or pounding, not sneezing and wheezing, not hungry--just awake. So I either click around on ye ole laptop or watch something on TV which is usually an infomercial at that time--the infomercial is as good as a sleeping pill.

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  6. I want to know who this person is 'cause they've been doing it for years. Sigh.

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  7. i promise i will tuck you in if you show up; but you have to do the same for me. perhaps we should play words with friends.

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  8. I rather like that theory...someone should write a story about it. Then again, I guess you just did, and quite a wonderful one, too. It even has raspberries in it
    !

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  9. Oh dear. I am such a sleeper. I can't relate.
    ::::::handing Lorna a cup of Cocoa:::::::::::::
    Good luck dearest..

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