Ever since my experiences with the espresso 4 days ago I have been unable to really sleep. I seem to catch a nap here and there. In general I seem to have little use for long periods of rest.
I arrived in the DC area the next day after a restless night in Terra Haute, Indiana. Laying in my hotel bed, gorked out on TV I realized that I should just get up and drive. When I looked out the window, the sky was bleeding water. Like a hose had been left on and in the morning someone would discover that the whole block was inadvertently flooded. I watched the rain spilling like buckets from the sky long enough to know that the storm had no intent of relenting. If the sky had not been more raindrop than air I would have packed my bag and set off Eastward for the coast. It seemed fool hardy to drive at 3 in the morning along a stretch of rural highway in the rain. So I closed my eyes again and tried to sleep once more.
So here I am again, late in the evening, or rather early in the morning, 0425 to be exact. Camped out on the floor of my good friends Jasun and Sara. We spent the day laying laminate floor in the master bedroom of their new house. Sara made a wonderful dinner and sereved a great bottle of Chilean wine, after dinner we sat around taking and watching movies. Midnight came and went and they went to bed, leaving Dakota (my “other dog”) and I to our own devices. ‘Kota is snoozing, though he keeps a watchful eye on me. I am sure he wonders what I am doing staying up so late so often. When he used to stay with me back in Colorado, we never stayed up this late.
There is only one other time that I can remember being so sleepless. A year after my mom died, I was a bit depressed. By July I felt as if the winter blues still had a deep grip on me, so tried anti-depressants. On of the side-effects was insomnia. For months I went with 2-4 hours of sleep a night. Though, I was not particularly useful, being in bluesville and all. Not to mention the other side-effects of the antidepressants. That was over eight years ago, so there is no telling why now I am sleepless.
Some would claim that I am sleepless as a result of my current situation. That looking for a boat to voyaging on is a stressful endeavor. I would disagree, further more I would add that I have not even started looking yet. Looking will start in the middle of next week. So there is really nothing to even be thinking about when it comes to considering what boat to buyâ€”if any. So I sit here and wonder what the sunrise will look like. I hope it is pretty.
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