It's often the anxiety that keeps one awake, although
we've learned to live with it. There are moments
when I'm busy doing something that needs concentration
when I can sort of forget about the past and the
future and concentrate on the very immediate present.
After a while, the prickly feeling of anxiousness
dulls and turns blunt. Have you ever left the house
and worried that you didn't turn off the oven or
the iron? That's what the feeling turns into- except
it lasts all day… and night… and week…
and month, after month, after month until you don't
notice it except at night.