Tuesday, February 7, 2017

“But now he felt as if the whole world were tipping backwards over his head, and this, he couldn’t help feeling, was a very worrying thing for the world to do.”

~ Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

I wake from a dream–a crazy discombobulated one–and make my way to the ensuite, where my phone rests overnight, to check the time. It’s not yet 3am. It’s middle of the night; morning really, but much to early to begin the day.

I’m wide awake. I know I won’t fall back to sleep so I climb back into bed and reach for my Kindle hoping reading for a while will summon slumber.

I read a couple of chapters. It seems like minutes before Gerry wakes and leans over with a kiss and a mumbled “good morning”. He rises and throws open the curtains and I realize it’s beginning to get light outside.

What?

I reach for my iPad to check the time; it’s after 6 o’clock, long past the time I usually wake. I’m certain I haven’t been reading for three hours and wonder if the time on my phone is wrong.

I check. It’s not.

I have no idea what happened this morning. All I know is that I’m starting the day feeling off kilter and that doesn’t bode well.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here early most mornings with one of my photos and a few words about life and those thin places where faith intersects.
3 comments
  1. Oh, I’ve had similar experiences! I’ve found that taking a walk and breathing in the fresh air can help to make the day feel right again.

    1. Ah yes, that would help. Unfortunately it’s turned cold again and I’m a wimp about going out in it. ?

  2. My clock has been off for months. I am so grateful when I get a good night’s sleep (I don’t often, so when I do, it’s bliss). But if something weird happens in the night, and I’m up and wide awake for no reason (other than my brain running and running and running), I feel off all day. And nightmares – ack!

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