An Historical Downpour: Sleepless in Toronto Tuesday July 5, 2005, 0 comments

An Historical Downpour is a new featurette of Rain. It won’t be common, but once in a while I will feature something I wrote on a different blog under a penname. I hope you enjoy.

Originally posted as “Sleepless in Toronto” at 09:59AM on April 28, 2004.

In addition to yesterday’s “one of those days,” I had one of those nights last night. You know, the ones where you go to bed at your regular time, after doing all those things you do every evening before bed, and you promptly fall asleep. A deep, good, wonderful sleep. One of those ones that leaves you totally recharged the next day.

Until the massive car accident at the corner about 300 feet from your house about 30 minutes after you fall asleep. There’s nothing quite so astonishing as being violently woken up by the sound of crumpling metal and glass showering all over the road.

Except maybe the sound of the ambulance and its siren. Or maybe the police cars and their sirens. And the horn on one of the cars being stuck on. Wow, those new batteries can really hold a charge. That horn was going for like 45 minutes.

Eventually everything was cleaned up, and all the authorities and their flashing lights left. The night became still and calm again. But I suffer from occasional insomnia, usually caused by having too much on my mind. I also find it very difficult to go back to sleep when I am woken up at night.

Last night ended up being a toss-n-turn kind of time. I remember 3:20 am. And 3:45 am. And 4:20. Eventually I got bored and got out of bed at 4:50.

Not too bad, except I have to play tonight, and that usually means a 4am bedtime. Tomorrow is going to be a LONG Thursday.


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