Many of my most creative and functional times are to be found in that twilight where the baby/child would be crying and, instead, I seem to not be able to stop doing what I am doing (for example I just cannot put down my knitting until I have knitted one more row, pattern repeat or even finished the item I am working on.
It is in this twilight state that I feel most alive and, ironically, the most awake. My eyelids are becoming as heavy as lead but my eyes are bright, glittering with ideas! Thoughts! Things I must share!
I suppose that there is an element of the state that would be termed sleep deprivation if I was to let it persist for long but, luckily, the MonSter's special fatigue will not let that happen, these days. I am able to stay in this place where I actually feel the most alive for only a few minutes — half an hour if I am lucky — before I have to succumb to that time-wasting, -stealing and -sucking vampire known as sleep.
Perhaps I will manage to capture some more the next time I am in this half-life.