Sleepy Time

I usually get my best ideas when I am sleeping, but it is quite possible that I am going through hypnagogia at this point, a transitional state somewhere in the middle of being asleep and awake at the same time.  Every night as I lay my head on my pillow and put my sleep mask on, my conscious thoughts start to dissolve into memories of what happened during the day, what things I need to prepare for in the future and I often start dreaming of my past.  I think about places that I have gone to, both distant and near, the hearts that I have broken and the dragons that I slayed.  That time with the three men in the tub, perchance to dream, there’s the rub.  All of these images, stories, emotions and feelings make sleeping my favorite time of the day.

Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August FDDA #29 where the prompt is your favorite time of the day and for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix Opposing Forces hosted by weejars aka Sarah where she asks us to use the contrasting words asleep and awake along with distant and near.

9 thoughts on “Sleepy Time

  1. Well done, Jim. I have the strangest visions go through my mind right before I fall asleep, but most of them I can’t recall. I, too, wear a sleep mask. Even the slightest light bothers me when I try to sleep.

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