Writers’ Bad Nights
“Insomnia is the ultimate torture chamber, because sleep is the only escape.” —Hippokrites
They say that misery loves company. That is true, but it’s not because we wish ill to others. It’s just because we are social animals, and so there is something inherently comforting about knowing others share our feelings. (Similarly, we also enjoy our joys more when we can share them.)
So I find it somehow comforting to know my affliction is so widely shared by other writers.
"On the Edge of an Abyss": The Writer as Insomniac” by Greg Johnson