I often wonder why I wake up so happy, ready to start the day. When I
was younger I'd whack the alarm clock, for the fourth time, grumble out
of bed and stomp around with a major sour puss. Now I'm up before the
alarm clock most mornings, and I don't grumble, not as often as I used to
anyway. I'm often anxious to see what the day will bring.
I think I've stumbled upon the reason for my early rise and my cheery
outlook. My wife. Yes, she brightens up my days and has given me
tremendous motivation, though she still sleeps later than I do, and she
tends to grumble, though not too badly.
There's another reason, and this also involves my wife. I believe that
laughter is the best medicine, and she makes me laugh. More so, I think
a happy attitude is contagious, and the reason I wake up happy might
be this: my wife laughs in her sleep.
I kid you not. She laughs out loud. So loud that I'm frequently awakened
by her nocturnal guffaws. Sometimes it begins as a chuckle, but many
times the laughter just erupts, like she just saw the funniest thing in the
world. How can I help but be amused and feel happy myself when I'm
treated to this many nights out of a week.
There's more... while still asleep, she tells me what she was laughing
Here's are the most recent accounts...
One night she rolls over and begins her laughing. I wake up, and wait
for her to settle down. Then I ask "What's so funny?"
I wasn't expecting a response, but to my surprise she answered me
while still sound asleep. She said "Mrs. Juniper said the juniper wouldn't
grow much taller than two feet, but she planted it and the damn thing
took off, and it's still growing! Ha ha ha ha...." Then she began to snore
I shook my head, rolled over and settled in for the remainder of the night,
knowing that we'd both get a kick out the story when I recalled it the
following day. We did.
The most recent episode was even better, stranger. This time it seemed
like I was already awake before she started laughing, maybe she had
been chuckling first and that roused me. Either way, when she stopped
her laughter I decided to see if she would talk again.
I asked "Okay, what's so funny this time?"
Her reply was classic. A truly original rambling by a sleeping brain. She
said "Orville Redenbacher's plane wouldn't fly so they were trying to
hang Orville Redenbacher's plane over the bed by a string. Ha ha ha
ha...." Then she conked out.
Again I shook my head, rolled over and anticipated the break of day,
when I would share the tale from her sleeping brain with her alert brain. I
couldn't wait to see her reaction.
I ask you, being a natural marvel, capable of great intellect, doesn't the
human brain have better things to think about? The mechanics of
slumbering gray matter perplex me.
Why she laughs in her sleep I don't know, but I'm glad she does. I'm
happily married, and I assure you, that will never change!
I'm looking forward to more of her one liners from la-la-land. Can there
be more? I'll keep you posted. Heck, if I collect enough maybe I'll write a
That's all for now. From my funny little spot in the universe, I bid you well.
Over and out.
Drew Vics, an artist, writer & musician from New Jersey, writes for
http://www.Myeyez.net, and for other websites online.