Thursday, December 20, 2007

Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma

So, sometimes Holly and i let the Ipod play when we're going to bed - especially if we find ourselves unusually stressed. Holly has compiled this playlist of "soothing" music. It's a diverse blend of various artists of different genres, and it has proved to be somewhat easy for me to fall asleep to. However, at some point, she added this song to it. It was somewhere in the middle of about 45 minutes worth of music. I began to notice that I wasn't sleeping well for a couple of weeks. Normally, I'm asleep about the time my head hits the pillow these days, but for some reason restlessness became the norm. In the midst of these period, I was having nightmares - bad ones. I would wake up angry or scared or nervous in the middle of the night. I was hearing strange noises. I was so annoyed at my recent inability to rest well.

I told Holly that the Pavarotti song had to go. She protested and kindly and lovingly told me that I was crazy and defended the beauty and integrity of the music. I endured it for a bit longer, and reiterated my inability to sleep to this music. She obliged and I removed the song. Later, I decided to investigate why these Italian lyrics brought so much unrest to my soul. Come to find out, the title in English is "No One Sleeps". So much made sense.

Needless to say, ever since, sleep has not been interrupted by the aforementioned playlist.

There is probably spiritual significance related to this that allows me to pursue the fullness of God, but I'll let you draw your own conclusions...


Blogger courtney_c said...

I think I would have a hard time sleeping to that too...

11:08 AM  

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