18 March 2011

Day 17 at 3 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Day greetings to you, dear reader.

There appears to be much on my mind in the wee hours this week. I have been going to sleep around midnight and waking after a handful of hours. My habit is to go to bed before 10; if left to myself, I can easily sleep for nine hours or more.

But my brain has been over-active in the past few days—weeks—and I’ve stopped fighting my mental disarray. Now I get up calmly and come and write. Within an hour or so I capture and corral any stray thoughts, and then I sweetly head back to bed….