So here I sit, in my living room at nearly 1 a.m., realizing I had the full intention of getting to sleep at a decent hour. But my mind just wasn’t having any of that and I found myself getting back up before I’d had a chance to really get settled in.
I guess a lot of people are having more sleepless nights here of late, with all the uncertainty of the unseen enemy that is upon us. Hearing that some are braving beyond the four walls of their homes to try to get back to something close to the life they knew two long months ago. And again, there are others who say it’s too soon, that the enemy is still present and waiting to surge upon us once more.
And here I am, as the new day has begun in darkness, not really knowing what the future might hold, what course lies ahead. Learning to be okay with that feeling is can what keep me sleepless well past the time I should be resting my weary eyes.
Tomorrow will be filled with challenges of its own,,,today certainly was. Taking both the good and the bad and realizing they’re all a part of what it takes to get us where we need to be. Trying to quieten my wandering and wondering mind to keep my head and my feet in the same place.
Such is the world we find ourselves in…like a surreal scene from a science fiction novel come to life. Like a nightmare that will soon be over as we wake and then realizing we’re not asleep.
My dog, my constant companion through it all, whines as if to say it’s time to say good night and head for the night of sleep that was promised. And so it is and so the story goes.