Richard M. Ankers, a prolific writer, wrote this beautiful and beautifully written work. I felt mesmerized and drawn into the other worldly aspect of a ghostly spirit, billowing night clouds, and a drifting moon that somehow wakes one in the middle of the night. https://richardankers.com/2017/04/10/of-dreams-ghosts/
Author’s Note: I wrote this immediately after reading a post by my good pal the wonderful Sue Vincent and her struggles with sleep. I hope you enjoy it.
When one is small, the night terrors seem all the more fearsome, bigger, unavoidable. The act of sleeping becomes a nightmare that one will do anything to avoid. Anything!
The beauty of youth lies in the length of the days and the innocent belief they will never end. The sun will rise to hang in the sky seconds dragging to minute, minutes to hours. Years never enter the equation. This is the way of things. The moon, however, is a fleeting visitor. This changes with time.
As an adult, the days shorten and nights increase. The inevitable slide toward death sees the daylight hours hurtle by at a rate of knots, the nights drawing out in their passage to one continuous…
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