Maybe I was as a little punch drunk last night. Maybe I was thinking too much about the next round. I found myself flat on my back, but I knew I wasn't laying down knocked out unconscious. I wasn't down for the count! I was TOO awake and aware for a knockout sucker punch...TOO tired to sleep. Too tired to dream. Ah, so somehow I placed my thoughts in my new boat Bible.
Last night I had turned in around 9:30, but I could not sleep. It wasn't the wedding band music from a nearby shore or the gusty breeze that blew in my overhead hatch that kept me awake. It could not have been the toasted coconuted chicken salad sandwich I ate for dinner. I thought maybe it was the humidity. Probably the Drambuie I had sipped at supper. I knew I couldn't blame my sleeplessness on the fireworks that exploded around midnight on a large barge that slipped in this cove and positioned itself only four boat lengths away from my Mystique. It was most likely all and more that kept me awake.
"Thanks, I needed that." became a famous phrase. We all need wake-up calls in our bout with life. Here are some famous movie epiphanies!
In Dead Poet’s Society English teacher Mr. Keating (Robin Williams) motivates and encourages student Todd (Ethan Hawke) to recite his English class poem.
Todd and his classmates experience a barbaric yawp. A "Now I get it" moment!
Bud (Toby McQuire) shows and shares something that awakens color, beauty and creativity in cafe owner Jeff Daniels' character.
Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has never acknowledged his self-blame, but therapist Sean (Robin Williams) breaks down his denial in this touching moment.
White rapper, Eminem reveals his inner Blackness.
Then I fell asleep. But then I suddenly woke up, way TOO early at 4:00 a.m. Before it was light out, (not lights out..,but daylight outside) all of a sudden, it dawned on me! And it wasn't what I expected. Low and behold. I think my Bible may have given me an answer to what I was looking for.
A spark, flash, wake-up, eye-opener, a gasp, inhale, realization, awake-up, realization, sudden understanding, fireworks, light, OH, AH HA - now I get it! I had an unusual idea how to address a conflict I am having with my two adult children. It might break open an impasse.
What if epiphanies occurred numerous times each day?
Forget sleep and rest! Being fully awake might be worth it.
One of my next blog posts will share my unique idea. It feels almost radical, but necessary to shake up the spirit.