Sleeping to Dream~

How do people go to sleep?  I’m afraid I’ve lost the knack.  I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light.  I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things.  ~Dorothy Parker

Sleeping to Dream by ~mydeviance
Sleeping to Dream by ~mydeviance

It’s at night, when perhaps we should be dreaming, that the mind is most clear, that we are most able to hold all our life in the palm of our skull.

I don’t know if anyone has ever pointed out that great attraction of insomnia before, but it is so; the night seems to release a little more of our vast backward inheritance of instincts and feelings; as with the dawn, a little honey is allowed to ooze between the lips of the sandwich, a little of the stuff of dreams to drip into the waking mind.

I wish I believed, as J. B. Priestley did, that consciousness continues after disembodiment or death, not forever, but for a long while.  Three score years and ten is such a stingy ration of time, when there is so much time around.

Perhaps that’s why some of us are insomniacs;

night is so precious that it would be pusillanimous to sleep all through it!

A “bad night” is not always a bad thing.  ~Brian W. Aldiss

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One Response

  1. i actually agree with the bad night not a bad night. i love nights. listening, imagining, seeing, feeling, all the same as during the day, yet a vastly different experience. the bugger is having to get up the next morning…

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