21st Century Insomnia

April 1, 2011

I’ve always had trouble sleeping. Since I was little. I used to have this weird fear that I would swallowed up by beans–like mountains of kidney beans– trapped, surrounded by their slick surfaces. I’m not kidding.

To distract myself when I couldn’t sleep, I would just reread Roald Dahl. The BFG and Matilda over and over.

I don’t fear the beans anymore, but I still don’t go to bed at what my mother would call a “reasonable hour.”

Today these witching hours have the capacity to be so much more eventful. The vast world of the internet is at your disposal! Once you get beyond the obvious draws of Netflix, Facebook, maybe even a little Words With Friends, once you delve past these superficial distractions, the internet is a really weird and wonderful place.