It’s been a long time since I wrote a post sitting at this hour of night [1:05 a.m.]. Initially many were born and brought up at the odd hours of night, but lately most of the writing was taking place in the day time only. Personally speaking, I like this time a lot, especially when I gotta write something. My affair with writing at night started when I was in 11th standard. At that time I used to write my practical files. Well practically it was copying from someone else’s file. As my mom never liked the idea of copying, doesn’t matter even if it was a practical file, so I used to write it at this hour when everyone was asleep.
But the practical file business only continued for two years, as during my college days I stopped writing it at night [not because I stopped copying, but because I came to know that my mom knew about it from the very beginning itself. Moreover our lecturer gave us time during the practicals itself to complete/copy them]. But that was the birth of a habit, and when I started writing blog; this old habit which was lost somewhere came out of nowhere.
Initially, no matter at what time I started, by the time I was done with writing, it was late at night. And frankly speaking most of the writing took place in the late hours only. Before that I was just sitting and staring at the blank screen. Why? If you will ask so.
I don’t think there is some specific reason. May be as it is very quite all around, nothing and no one to disturb and distract. But the same doesn’t goes during the day. No matter how much alone or free I am, the kind of thought process that works during the night never worked during the day for me.
But then it is said that at night the brain activity is much slower and duller as compared to day. And trust me this is true. While writing only, the number of spelling mistakes I make at night is far more than what I do during the day. This shows that brain activity is actually lesser, but my speed is almost double. Does that mean writing is an activity which requires a slow and dull mind? I don’t think so. Or is it really? I don’t know, you tell me. Should it be?
Now why the heck at this hour [1:45 a.m.] am I sitting on my laptop and writing stuff which is not at all making sense. Well because I slept for the whole day and I have already spent more than an hour on my bed trying to sleep. During that one hour I tried everything in book used for sleeping. I counted till I don’t know something over 2k. Also tried to read the most boring book I can find in the shelf [Satanic Verses]. Surfed through all the radio channels, But all in vain! Even made some grand plans about putting new categories and content on zhagdoo [like 6 to 9 on Saturday and the Sunday trip].
And finally now am here sitting with this laptop, ‘mera tanhayi ka sathi’ and scribing something, which haven’t made any sense, even till yet [generally by this time my posts starts making some sense]. Scribing also has been a big time hit among people. During my graduation days all the desks in our college were filled with phrases, shero-shayari and what not. The love of scribing among people is evident from the walls of men’s washroom in public places [but this some other time].
When I logged on, I saw three other people online at this odd hour and two other awake with their mobiles near them [oh I forgot to mention about my stint of smsing, as another desperate attempt to fell asleep. Out of all those whom I messaged two replied]. So I guess insomnia is quite common these days, as 3+2+1 makes a grand total of 6 insomniacs sitting with nothing much to do except killing time at this peculiar hour [2:00 a.m.]. Out of the five others, I talked to 2 of them [to one online and other by smsing, actually two by smsing but one didn’t replied after one message, good to know someone is finally sleeping] and asked them for some innovative ideas to fall asleep. But to my dismay [and don’t know whose delight] they had those old tried, tested and failed proposals only.
Just now someone switched on the light of my parents bed room too [is mom or dad also feeling insomniac?] I don’t think so. It is my mother who just woke up to find me sitting and staring at the computer screen at this unusual time [2:15 a.m.] and dude now am in real trouble. The first thing she is asking me is, if I’ve lost it completely or what? [I won’t tell her am insomniac right now as it will be an affirmative answer to her query], and now some advice to go to bed in the probable angry tone. So I guess this is the time I say goodbye to this nocturnal affair of mine right here only, or else I can be in trouble.
Good night and do tell me if you find any relation between being insomniac and writing at the night. Moreover if you have any innovative ways of killing time at this hour [2:30 a.m.] or some effective ways of getting into a good sleep then let me know them too.