“Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?”
“I give up.”
“You get someone who stays up all night torturing himself mentally over the question of whether or not there’s a dog.”
– David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
I’m having such trouble getting a decent nights sleep lately, too hot then too cold, my pillow doesn’t help at all, despite my threats and punching it to within an inch of its life. Perhaps if I had a third side to lie on instead of only a left and right one? When I do sleep it’s only to dream vivid crazy dreams of wild car chases, weird houses and flooding waters.
“It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.”
– Kim Stanley Robinson, Icehenge
I’m so envious of my dogs they seem to be able to sleep in any position, any place, any time. It’s so funny to watch them sleep though, Ruby snores and howls in her dreams and Paddy gives muffled woofs and often runs on an invisible road, legs moving and feet twitching.
Let sleeping dogs lie they say…
Ah yes, a big yawn and a stretch…
Now he’s awake and looking for mischief, watch out world!
All my love