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January 17, 2005

Redundancy Paradox

Does it count as sleeping if you dream about insomnia?

Last night I did a lot of tossing and turning before dreaming of the same. I had dreams of sipping hot milk and watching late night informercials in an attempt to bedrowsify myself.

I guess it's hard to say if it worked.

Unsurprisingly, I was horribly confused when I woke up. I opened my eyes and found myself gazing blearily into the interior of one of my pillows which appeared to me to be the under-chin of a giant, beige whale. My first semi-conscious thought was "Oh great. No sleep, and now I'm going to be eaten by a whale."

This was followed by my first fully-conscious thought: "You go to bed thinking that one day you'll die, but it won't be tomorrow. And most of the time, you're right."

2 comments:

dgcopter said...

Is that last thought from a Chuck Pahlaniuk novel? It sounds like it could be from Fight Club.

Jason Goldman said...

Quite possible. I've read my fair share of Chuck and am prone to theft.