Fantasies I Have Constructed to Help Me Fall Asleep
My version of counting sheep.
- •I've been walking through the forest, and the sun has finally set. It's too dark to carry on. I have everything I need for the night on my back and around my waist. I find a tree and set up my spartan camp. I tell myself "I think I'll set down here for the night and resume my journey tomorrow."
- •I visit the memory of my grandmothers house from many years ago. I curl under the dining room table. Nobody will find me here. I'm safe for the night. There isn't much to do, the house is empty and I can't go far (the upstairs is filled with sand) but nobody would even think to look here.
- •I'm in a futuristic one man plane. I go over instrument readings, set switches, and prepare for flight. It's a small cabin, mostly glass, and it's a beautiful day. I'm a well trained pilot, and the flight stick is smooth and really responsive.
- •(With rain sound playing) I'm in my blue Land Rover Defender 90 and its time for an afternoon nap. I drive off road onto a Wyoming ranch and slide into the truck's small but barely accommodating back area. The skies are gray, the rain shows no signs of letting up, and I've got a big wooly blanket and thick, cool pillow.
- •I'm in Berlin, or Stockholm or Amsterdam. I've just had a harrowing afternoon evading capture by INTERPOL in a thrilling chase. I am a spy. I've outsmarted them for now, and I've paid for a small but serviceable hotel room in cash. Tomorrow I will clear my name.