Getting a good night's sleep


In the still of the night . . . . Fred Parris, lead vocal of the group wrote a song by this title in 1955 at the basement of a local church.  But let’s talk about sleep. Sound sleep.  And let’s imagine the dreams of those who are sleeping in your house.  Young Hector dreams of a monster as tall as London’s Big Ben.  Calliope dreams she is a unicorn in the garden.  Annie dreams she is young again.  She is going to a dance with Joe Namath.  He whispers a secret in her ear.  This is an exercise in imagination – for it is not your dreams you are writing about.  It is what you imagine someone in your house is dreaming in the still of the night.