Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I hear the secrets that you keep...

When you're talking in your sleep
- The Romantics

So every once in a while Abby tells me that I woke up and talked to her in the middle of the night. She's even said that I've talked in Russian. I usually don't remember any of it, but I find it pretty funny. A couple weeks ago I woke up and started talking to Abby, but I remember the whole thing.

I must have been having a dream. I woke up and I was picturing something that I was trying to figure out. I couldn't really piece it together. Abby asked me what was wrong and I was having such a hard time putting a sentence together that all I got out was "I'm trying to figure out the... things... and the... things."

Because Abby finds it amusing that I talk in my sleep she tried to keep me talking. She acted interested in what I was trying to say. I felt what I was trying to figure out was really important and was frustrated that I couldn't put it into words. I was picturing a rocket and said, "I need to measure... the fins."

Abby wanted to keep me talking, but she was laughing too hard. I was upset that she wasn't taking it seriously. At the same time I had started to wake up a little more and realized it probably was funny. I rolled over and went back to sleep. When she asked me about it the next day we both laughed really hard about it.