Friday, October 16, 2009

Things that go bump...

Halloween is almost upon us, which brings thoughts of scary nights and unexplained noises.
Have you ever been lying in bed late at night, unable to sleep when an odd noise grabs your attention? Maybe it sounds like a door closing or the floor creaking. You're not quite sure what it was but whatever it might be has your mind racing. You begin to question if you locked the door or closed the garage when you came in. It plays on your mind so furiously that you have to lay on your back and face the door, just in case. Finally, you can take it no more as it tugs at your brain and you have to get up and check on it.
Even after you realize that all the doors and windows are secure, something in the back of your mind insists that it's not your imagination.
At some point you tire of being scared and eventually doze off, hoping you don't wake up dead.
When you wake up in the morning, things are normal again. With the lights on, noises which rendered us paralyzed have no power over us. It's the law of night, and it does not discriminate against race, sex or even age.
Have a happy Halloween and don't be afraid to sleep with your lights on!

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