Talking in his Sleep

Having shared a bed with Chris for nearly thirty years, listening to him talk in his sleep is nothing new to me. For readers who don’t know us, Chris is a particle physicist; his work involves designing and building detectors. While asleep, he often mutters away in highly technical terms about his work, and –if I prompt him– he will respond with even more physics babble. When he wakes up, he remembers nothing of what he’s said.

We’ve been back for a few days, and are slowly re-entering our old time zone and our old lives. Our sleeping patterns are out of phase, and Chris was already sound asleep last night when I got into bed. Sound asleep –but not quiet.

“It’s gonna be a really good ride,” he muttered, without waking up.

“Where are we going?” I asked him.

Still sound asleep, he replied, “To the river. The weather’s good. It’ll be a perfect day.”

The road is still in us. For Chris, going back to work in January is going to be the hardest part of the trip.

M

3 responses to “Talking in his Sleep

  1. Welcome back to Canada! I enjoyed so much reading about your travels by bicycle. You have been a great inspiration to me and Benoit. Congratulations on finishing your big trip. Does it make you want to do another?

  2. Pingback: Index for Bangkok to Paris 2009 « candmwanderings

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