Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Monday, February 16, 2009

Down Dreams, Wakeful Wonderings

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.
Rene Descartes

I have some profound thoughts after I lay my head on the pillow. As I drift into sleep I form ideas that are inspiring. I think, I will write about this tomorrow. I fall asleep. I promptly forget.

Too bad, because I clearly remember that last night I thought of something great and now it will never hit the printed page. The Pulitzer of Blogs will never be mine and all because my inspiration is my head upon a pillow at the end of a tiring day and not the rising sun at the beginning of the tiring day.

I could keep pen and paper at my bedside, but I fear all that would accomplish is a chasing away of brilliant thoughts and sleep as I stirred to wakefulness. Therefor the world will never know how insightful my bedtime musings are. 

It's probably a good thing that my nighttime musing fade away with the coming of dawn. I would be disappointed to find that they weren't so brilliant after all. This way, I will forever be able to believe the most profound thinking I possess is done as I drift into the comfort of sleep.


  1. If I don't get up and write an idea down before falling asleep, it's lost forever or does lose its brillance... of course then, I lose a lot of sleep

  2. I have trouble sleeping as it is, so I think it's best to leave my drowsy ruminations to the night!

  3. Me too. I am absolutely brilliant just before I tumble into sleep. The only thing is I dream heavily & exhaustingly & sleep rarely makes me feel rested, more like a night spent grappling with a crocodile.

  4. I bet there are many midnight masters in the world. Think what we could accomplish if we were so brilliant during the day. : )

  5. I keep pen and paper next to the bed. I don't get nearly as much sleep as I should.

    Fortunately for me it isn't a daily occurence, but I would love to turn off my brain sometimes and get some sleep!

    Oh, I'm back!

  6. Did you enjoy your weekend away?

  7. Yes! It was a great weekend, I wouldn't change a thing about it!


I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.