Monday, July 6, 2009


The birds are singing in the darkness. The wind is up. I woke up two hours ago and couldn't get back to sleep.

(from the Bellingham Herald Webcam, overlooking Bellingham Bay and islands.)

5:08 a.m., with nearly full moon visible behind the clouds:

5:17 a.m.:

6:00 a.m. view from my porch:

Now I'm feeling sleepy.

10:35 a.m.:

Slept deeply for 4 hours, then picked up where I left off a few months ago in my second reading of INVISIBLE HEROES: SURVIVORS OF TRAUMA AND HOW THEY HEAL, by Belleruth Naperstek. Got up for the day after reading these words:

"Facing my own limitations, in spite of my own deep needs to make a meaningful contribution -- that has been rough."

(the words of New Yorker in the aftermath of September 11)

For the last few weeks, I've been studying 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, with the plan of being employed again. I am facing my own limitations and going forward anyway. Tomorrow I'll be getting the proofs for my book. Stagefright?


R.L. Bourges said...

I grabbed a shot of this moon last night in a sky that was so light, it looks like a pale sun.

Sleep tight.

Carolyn H said...

Isn't that just how it goes? Can't sleep at night, and just as the alarm goes off, I could sleep for hours.

Carolyn H.

robin andrea said...

I find it harder to stay asleep when the moon is waxing full. That lunar light is bright.

Taradharma said...

must be something in the air...I was up between 1:30 and 4:30 a.m. Back to sleep, managed to force myself up again at 9:00.
Nice night, and dawn, shots, though, so something was salvaged!
Small world: I have family in Bellingham.

mum said...

looking forward to your book, btw.