Black and white photograph of a bridge


Something weird happened to me last night. Something that I can not in all honesty recall the last time it occurred.

I went to sleep. And then I woke up the next morning. 

Before all of the naysayers and conspiracy theorists proclaim, “But you do that every day!” I must augment my statement with the following words: “… without having woken up at least four times during the night.”. I actually slept through the night. 

Let me try to elaborate because I know you are all on the proverbial edge right now.

I have a very symbiotic (mutualism subtype) relationship with my subconscious to the point where I no longer need an alarm clock. Before sleeping, I tell myself what time I need to be awake and my subconscious, let’s call him Socrates (with apologies to Dan Millman) for now, wakes me up at the appointed time. The issue I have is that Socrates looks after me really well. he wants me to know he is on the job. If I need to start work at five, he’ll wake me at 11 pm, 2 am, 3:27 am and 4:37 am just to let me know that it’s not quite time to get up yet. 

Last night, as crazy as it seems, I went to bed and as I’m no longer spreading my work week over seven days, I said “All alarms off” and as my mother likes to say “Well butter me on both sides and drop me on the floor butter side up!”, I slept through the night. And just as an aside, I have no idea why she says that. 

So to summarise the previous six paragraphs, I slept through the night and actually felt like what I assume normal people feel like after having a decent sleep. I’m going to try it again tonight and see how it goes. Come on Socrates, we can do this!

The family gathering for my step-sister’s birthday was a very pleasant affair with food, drink and conversation flowing freely. It was nice to be able to see people outside the confines of a zoom meeting again.

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I’ll see you for the next post.




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Photo Information: 
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max @ 13mm (35mm equivalent)
1/1150 | f/1.8 | ISO 32
Saturday October 9, 2021 @ 11:31
Frankston, Victoria, Australia


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