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I'm too tired to fall asleep.

by lillybrook on July 8, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

With a nod to Owl City's "Fireflies" -- and the Adam Young who wrote it. I wish I understood insomnia and why it's so hard to treat. I went to bed just after midnight, then woke up at 4. I know that Barbara Kingsolver wrote through her insomnia and that's why we have the lovely novel, The Bean Trees. I wish I felt productive while I'm awake, but mostly I just feel exhausted and edgy at the same time.

Sun is coming up now. Going on 2 hours awake, and 2 more before I need to be awake... and that's probably when I'll be ready for bed.

Morning, all!


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