Monday, November 4, 2013

Mental Map

What wakes the mind before the body is ready? Does sleep’s string snag on a jagged dream?  Whatever the cause, suddenly thoughts are spinning again.

There is only so much one can do when unconscious. Best to seek its return as quickly as possible. Shift from back to side, flip the pillow to find its cool undercoat. Seek the trail of breadcrumbs back to oblivion.

As Hansel and Gretel discovered, though, breadcrumbs are not reliable. Pebbles work better. They gleam in the dark; they light the way home. 

Best of all, though, is to memorize the way. To have a mental map and follow it.

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