Thursday, March 17, 2011....
If you've been following my blog, you know I suffer from insomnia. I have a horrible case of it and am on a never-ending search for a cure.
There is one thing that naturally puts me to sleep and it is the sound of Morgan Freeman's voice.
I love the movie Shawshank Redemption for it's storyline and acting, but when I'm exhausted and can't sleep, I'll go into my living room and pop in my Shawshank dvd. I'll fast forward the movie and pass the courtroom scene where Tim Robbins is given his sentence of life in prison and start the movie right at the point where Morgan Freeman starts narrating Andy's life inside Shawshank.
It's not long before I'm lulled into a deep sleep, but only while the movie is playing. Once off, I wake up and start the process again. I've put the movie on repeat, but that doesn't always guarantee me a complete night's sleep because of the lights from the t.v. screen (and call me crazy, but I do enjoy sleeping with hubby in our very comfy bed). I'd love a guarantee and figure the only way is to have Morgan's voice piped into my bedroom soothing me to sleep.
If NASA can put a man on the moon, why can't someone invent the Morgan Freeman sleep sound machine? I can't imagine I'm the only human being that has watched his movies to help them sleep.*
*Note: Mr. Freeman, I watch your movies for the entertainment value and enjoy every minute of your performance. Using your movies to help me fall asleep is a last resort added benefit and not the main reason I watch your films.