28 April 2005

Brain Alert

For reasons beyond my understanding, my brain awoke at 3:55 AM this morning. My eyes remained steadfastly shut, but my mind was completely alert. I know that when you can’t sleep, you’re supposed to get out of bed and read or something, but the very idea of turning a light on made my eyes hurt.

I drank some water, tossed and turned, but still no sleep. Around 5:00, I started hearing birds outside: singular chirps followed by twittering that reminded me of a pack of monkeys. After a few minutes, I realized the pack of monkeys was me exhaling through congestion.

Though my blinds were all shut, pre-dawn light started filtering into my room. Blue light peeked under my door, and finally my eyes would open.

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