Monday, June 08, 2015

Nightwalker


A long time ago, in a city called Toronto a boyfriend and I would prowl the city on weekends late at night. Walk the boardwalk, sit in all night cafes, speculate on the lives of shift-workers, get to see people and images we wouldn't normally see and write about them. We called ourselves the Nightwalkers.

A part of me is still drawn to that night life. Out here on the Edge I'm up late. Well, that's wrong. I laid down on the couch at around 9pm and awoke after an, ahem, "short" nap. You know those naps. I awoke at 2am in a terrible state as a friend and I had been securing Liam Neeson in a fool proof cell (he kept breaking out)because he had been bombing carousels full of children. As we were locking him up behind three steel doors, his power saw was hacking through the last door. Such are the ways of some of my dreams nightmares. Others involve kittens and rainbows.

Anyway, here I am in the middle of the night, writing away. The world is quiet, the rain has stopped and the sea is like a mirror. No FB friends are out and about in the cyber world.

All is well.

17 comments:

  1. I had a very clear dream last night where my husband had taken out one of our lovely large victorian bay windows and replaced it with a smaller one. I've no doubt someone would analyze this as an attempt by my husband to curb my enthusiasms but I don't buy that. I just tend to dream about things rather than people. Take care old friend. Xx

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  2. I am the opposite of you. I am in bed by 9 pm and up by 6 am.

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  3. Enna, well I analyze dreams as a hobby. Dreams are all about the self and aspects of the self. So what I would suggest is happening here is that you need to focus on one project at a time rather than encompassing a whole pile :)
    XO
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  4. Gill normally I keep the same hours as you well bed by 11 and up by 6.30 but last night was exceptional, I have to work hard at being a day person, my default setting I nightowl but it doesn't serve me well anymore :(

    XO
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  5. You may have hit the nail on the head! xx

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  6. Enna, the funny thing is I can never do my own :)

    Glad to help :)

    XO
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  7. Do you go outside when up in the middle of the night? I occasionally awake around 1:30 and wander down the hallway, look out the living room window at the sleeping world. If there is a full moon, I lollygag a bit and stare at it, but I never go outside.

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  8. I was born and raised in the Toronto area. Used to love hanging out in Yorkville in the days when it was a hippie area. Worked at the airport. Now you could not get me back there regardless of the size of the carrot. One trip back was plenty for me.

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  9. If it's not too chilly DKZ - sometimes the loons wake up in the night and call to each other around the bay and it's magical.
    But on the whole I stay in.
    XO
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  10. I wish Liam Neeson inhabited my dreams though not necessarily with a chainsaw. I'm a day person but I nap and often dream then as well as at night. No wonder I'm tired! I may well have been awake when you were but I wasn't online.

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  11. My dreams aren't nearly as interesting as yours. I'd quite like to dream of (say) Gillian Anderson breaking out of a secure cell and putting the world to rights. But I'm more likely to be running away from someone and looking frantically for a hiding place.

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  12. Now Pauline, you can't have it both ways LOL. I dream freely but often boringly. Last night I dreamed I was defrosting the fridge but there were too many switches.
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  13. I don't recall running in dreams in a while Nick, flying yes, they're my favourites.

    On the whole they're not fearful, the Liam one was a shock and woke me up.

    XO
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  14. Wild! My sleep patterns are all screwed up,too.

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  15. I'm trying to normalize now Hattie but I awoke this a.m. at 4. 4!!!! What do you do at 4? Read, and fall back to sleep in an hour, still discombobulated. Hate this feeling.
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  16. I'd prefer to stay up later but I have to get up early for work so I have to force myself to go to bed at a reasonable hour.

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  17. Tut, tut! Dreaming of Liam Neeson during a short nap! What next?

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