It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man may be snoring, but I’m not! Last night I was awake in the middle of the night and then was overtaken with low-level anxiety. I tried my best to think about pretty things (roses, teacups, crystal vase) or God instead of to-do lists, worries about things I can not change, and being hyperalert to sounds in the house. I remembered an NPR Fresh Air interview with Terri Gross and performer Jay-Z (Beyonce’s husband). Terri questioned him about his insomnia. He said he didn’t like talking about it because that would give it more energy. I thought about how awful it would be to have insomnia and then wondered if this was the beginning of that condition for me! Many minutes went by.