Monday

A Quote From The Handmaid's Tale

“None of them were the men we knew. The newspaper stories were like dreams to us, bad dreams dreamt by others.”
 Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale




What I Want To Dream About Tonight... something soft and soothing
Favorites... Quotes From Norman Bates, Broken Hearts, Sleeping, Dreams,

Saturday

Thoughts on Night and Sleeping!

What hath night to do with sleep?”
 John Milton, Paradise Lost 



What I Want To Dream About Tonight... Chocolate chip cookies. I can have sugar today!!
Favorites... Quotes From Norman Bates, Broken Hearts, Sleeping, Dreams,

Friday

Tonight's Quote About Choosing

"We marry for all the wrong reasons, and often we marry the wrong person as well. We marry to grow up, to escape our parents and to inherit our share of the world, not knowing who we are and who we will become."
Merle Shain


What I Want To Dream About Tonight... A nice sunny beach with NO SNOW IN SIGHT!
Favorites... Quotes From Norman Bates, Broken Hearts, Sleeping, Dreams,

Tuesday

Tonight... It Has To Be Edgar Allan Poe


"I have, indeed, no abhorrence of danger, except in its absolute effect - in terror."
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe





What I Want To Dream About Tonight... something Christmasy ;)
Favorites... Quotes From Norman Bates, Broken Hearts, Sleeping, Dreams,

Monday

I Heard One Cry in the Night...

 I heard one cry in the night, and I heard one laugh afterwards. If I cannot forget that, I shall not be able to sleep again.
M.R. James

 What I Want To Dream About Tonight... Absolutely nothing.  I just want to drift until the sun rises!!
 Favorites... Quotes From Norman Bates, Broken Hearts, Sleeping, Dreams,

Saturday

When Everyone Is Asleep...

"Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep. "
Catherine O'Hara


What I Want To Dream About Tonight...  My Dad... they say that the veil is thinner at this time of year.
Favorites... Quotes From Norman Bates, Broken Hearts, Sleeping, Dreams,

Friday

A Quote About Everyone's Dark Side

 Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
 Mark Twain

Kind of scary when you think about it!!


What I Want To Dream About Tonight... alternate universes... I knew that they existed!!
 Favorites... Quotes From Norman Bates, Broken Hearts, Sleeping, Dreams,

Saturday

Thoughts About Nightmares

"Even the most horrible of nightmares is laced with the promise of dawn."
Unknown

Not sure that I agree with this one?? Some of my nightmares have offered no promises at all!!



What I Think About at Night... Most of the time I think about dreams and how to maneuver them to be what I want them to be.

Favorites... Quotes From Norman Bates, Broken Hearts, Sleeping, Dreams,

Friday

What You Think About at Night

"Your distress about life might mean you have been living for the wrong reason, not that you have no reason for living." Tom O'Connor



What I'm Thinking About Tonight... The good things that still might happen this month!
Favorites... Quotes From Norman Bates, Broken Hearts, Sleeping, Dreams,

Thursday

Today's Romantic Quote For Tonight...

"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night til it be morrow."
William Shakespeare

Do you remember where you were when you first heard that line?? It had to be the most romantic movie I have ever seen... I must have been about 18 years old!!



Monday

Rainy Nights and Blissfull Dreams

It seems that this is the year for rain... nearly everywhere and this morning I woke up to it outside my window. I guess that is why I slept so well.  It's odd, when you read horror novels. Rainy nights are always sooo creepy. Something bad (you just know) is going to happen on the next page. But, I kind of like rainy nights. Now the thunder which usually accompanies it at night... I don't like. I have no idea how your body can literally jump off the bed when there is a crack of thunder... but it would be interesting to know lol!

Saturday

A Quote About Mom

There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.

Andrew Jackson

I was just thinking about my own mom. Yes, there are times when she has driven me crazy, but there were also lots of times when she held my hand!

Sunday

Night Skies... Vs... Night Terrors

Have you ever parked  just to be able to look at all the stars in the sky? My parents used to live in a little town in Ontario and on our way back to Toronto, we used to stop on the side of the road, just to look at the stars. There was nothing like that in Toronto and the sheer number of twinkling lights in the sky would take your breath away.

We now live in the prairies and I can wait until it gets warm enough to go outside and sit on the porch just to be able to look up! Yes, the sky really is bigger in the prairies ;)   at least it seems so. I'm still amazed at how far the sky stretches when everything is flat!!

So yes, night thoughts can be scary, but night skies can also be amazing. You just never know if someone way up there is looking back down at you... wondering about you!



Monday

Night Miseries

Why do things always look 100 times worse at night than when morning breaks?  I guess that is when you have to bring your meditation practice out for one more try. And it works!!!

I have done my morning meditation, but I'm thinking of adding a few more minutes throughout the day for good measure!!

Tuesday

Wouldn't It Be Nice To Wake Up To a Day Like This!!

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.”
  Maya Angelou

Falling asleep I have not problem with, it's waking up in the middle of the night to thoughts that I don't really want to think about. And it's all thanks to learning how to meditate. I am closing in on a month and a half and for me... that is pretty good.

I Carry A Balance Rune In My Pocket

What I dream of is an art of balance,
of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter -
a soothing,
calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair
which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
 Henri Matisse

Years ago I looked into the practice of Runes... I don't remember a lot about them other than the fact that I was in great need of Balance in my life... so I have carried that little tablet in my pocket ever since to remind me. 

How do you go from talented to genius!

No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent, work transform talent into genius.
Anna Pavlova

I just finished reading that it takes 10,000 hours to master something. I have been thinking that with my meditation practise... it's going to take me until I'm about 90 to master this lol!!