I woke up around 3:00 this morning ~ that’s pretty typical for me when there is a lot brewing in the back of my mind. Apparently, my subconscious is under the false illusion that problems and issues can be worked out in the wee hours of the night. Conversely, I solve nothing when I am sleep deprived. Insomnia does little for me outside of creating havoc upon a layer of havoc.
Still….it’s just part of how it’s been for many years. It’s part of who I am. Issues keep me awake. Had I not been awake this morning around 4:30, though, I may have missed the rain softly falling outside. The rain shower began quietly and there was lightning far off in the distance ~ the kind followed by rumbling thunder that takes up to 5 or 6 seconds to be heard. Our beagle started becoming a little restless at that point because he has a fear of thunder and lightning. Me? I prefer to stand on the lanai right in the middle of a storm. There is great peace to be found in a good rain.
Eventually, over the next 30 minutes or so, the heavy drizzle developed into a full fledged soaking and the lighting was more quickly followed by thunder. I am rarely thankful for lying wide eyed in bed when I should be deeply involved in REM, but this morning proved to be different. On this day, it was a beautiful distraction and I will happily be in a sleep deprived state of mind all day.