I must have the self awareness of a canary.

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I can only laugh at myself. In the past 60 years I’ve remembered having had 4 dreams. Only one of which I actually remember like a color movie. It was of coyotes who were really wolves and the wolves jumped over the tree trunk me and my sisters were hiding behind, and the dream ended right then because the wolves killed us.

I wish I could forget that dream.

But you see, I’m not finished laughing at myself. I have a bit of a problem. I never remember falling asleep or waking up. I mean, never. I have a little battery-powered clock by my bed and when I take an aspirin I set the alarm hand to the time I took the aspirin.

Later when I slowly become aware that I’m lying in bed that’s the only clue I have that I might have been sleeping. I just flat out never remember anything except that I’m lying in bed. I know there are some nights that I only sleep for maybe 45 minutes, because the empty aspirin packets say I took aspirin every hour.

You think that’s weird? I sure think so.

Fred

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Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com

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Fred Ermlich

Fred Ermlich

Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com

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