I woke at 2 am from a very complex and emotional dream. It had a whole storyline but for some reason my body woke before it had ended. I woke in such a slow way that it was a little disorienting as the dream continued while the sounds of reality were blending in.
When this happens my mind takes over as the conscious author and writes the rest of the story. I let my mind finish it because like a good book you can't just stop ten pages from the end and walk away. And in finishing it my mind had fully woken up to tweaks the storyline needed and figuring out the timeline of events. I story boarded it as I have done so many "books" in my mind. Someday I hope at least one of these will make it to print.
The other thing that happened was I heard the digging and scurrying of little feet in the wall again. It was a sound I must admit I had not missed at all. We have had issues with mice in the wall between our garage and bedroom several times now with no luck to trap, evict, or even poison them. (Yes, I know but when the first two didn't work and I had been up for weeks every night with the sounds of mice I got desperate. And it didn't even work.)
Even in my exhaustion the connection and symbolism does not escape me. The "hamster wheel" in my mind and the return of the scurrying feet. While I am not exactly grateful I do appreciate the insight.
I am grateful for the way my mind works. I'm grateful to have an authors mind if not quite the ability to sit and put it on paper. I'm grateful for the ability to grow into that role. I'm grateful to dream. I'm grateful for all the amazing, complex stories I have dreamed up over the years both in my sleep and waking hours. I'm grateful to keep notes on each one in case I decide to return to them one day. I'm grateful for symbolism and the reminder for the need to quiet my mind. I'm grateful to do my blog early and then return to bed for some much needed sleep.
How have you been sleeping? What helps you turn off your mind and wind down for sleep? What gets the mouse in your mind running full speed?
May today give us moments of peace and quiet for our minds. May we also have the opportunity to live our passions and get excited over the ones that get our mind racing. Have a beautiful day!