If I’ve managed to convey one thing in my little series about insomnia, I hope you know this: insomnia is hard … but also, it can be pretty special. Few words capture this better than the ones below, which I wrote just after the night of my ninth wedding anniversary. It’s one of my favorite posts … I […]
the things I don’t want you to know about me…
Can I tell you a secret? Almost a month ago, our little corner of the world observed Insomnia Awareness Day … and I didn’t write a word. That’s bothering me now. Truth be told, I make an excellent voice for those of us who suffer from insomnia. I came into the world sleepless and howling, […]
Sleepless, Under Shooting Stars
A week ago. It’s three a.m. and I’m lying in bed, feeling the slow wash of the oscillating fan stirring the sheets. I settle closer against my husband, stare at the ceiling and wonder — a familiar question — if I’m the only one awake. I’ve spent my life as an insomniac, and I can […]
What an Insomniac Doesn’t Tell You…
I like the world best by morning light… The way it pushes into the room through every opening. The way it fills up every space with an invitation to begin, now, while the canvas is blank and the page uncluttered. I am an insomniac. I have been for all my life, starting from the moment […]
i go down into the liquid riverdark: wet. moon-lap leaf-light, white. the river in my mouth and the light in the river– Go on, moongirl: swim.