Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner
judith

sleepless

I felt sleepy and went to bed at eight last night. But I didn't sleep. Four hours later I was still tossing and readjusting and trying to rid myself of a headache, then also of nausea. I think my aerobic activity level hit a new high. And now here I am, up after having gotten a few zzs fitfully, tired of trying one side, then the other, one pillow then two, tearing up the sheets, sleeping on top then under, putting on the light and reading.

I don't seem to be thinking of anything in particular as this goes on, mainly trying to put my mind to rest, occasionally wandering into thoughts about the book I have been reading and a movie that was on television.

The mockingbirds are singing. The great wonder of it, the nighttime serenades. This never keeps me up, just makes me smile. If I could sing like that when spending a sleepless night maybe it would be worth it.
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