Another night of laughter

Well, for the second time now, I woke up Kelly sometime in the middle of the night when I burst out laughing in my sleep. And I mean really laughing. I have no memory whatsoever of the dream that caused the laughter this time, alas. But I think it set a record for the hardest I’ve ever laughed in my sleep. When I woke up, I was already laughing and I simply couldn’t stop. It took me several minutes to settle down and go back to sleep.

This seems to me to be an utterly preposterous thing to happen to someone while sleeping.

On the other hand, having given it some thought this morning, I would say that, based on my experience, this is the polar opposite of a nightmare (where you awaken screaming in terror). I don’t know what I was dreaming about, but whatever it was sent me into convulsions. I’m reminded of the scene in Mary Poppins when the cast sings “I Love To Laugh”.

It felt great!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.