When I can’t sleep…

Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash

Sometimes, I am actually too tired to sleep. After thirty minutes of trying to breathe steadily and slowly, and still failing at sleep, I changed tactics. I started flexing and relaxing my muscles, starting from my toes and working my way up to my head. Theoretically, that’s always the plan. However, around my belly button, I lost the thread of what I was doing and my mind wandered.

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Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.