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"Be soft, do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness." I love so much so many things I don't know what I should write in here.
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Vincent van Gogh - Sprig of Flowering Almond in a Glass (1888)

One of my characters is a sleep-walker. The most important scene where her somnabulism is involved is when she goes out of her house in the middle of a storm and walks into the sea. I don't know if it's realistic that she doesn't wake up with the storm and the water. Also, most of the information I've found is too impersonal, I'd like to really understand it from her point of view, what she feels and remember. If any of your followers is somnambulist I wish they could contribute too. Thank you!!



People have driven long distances while “sleepwalking”, so I suppose it would be possible. Personal experience: My uncle sleepwalked outside during a thunderstorm to get the mail at midnight. I just found out a comedian once jumped out of his hotel window while asleep - if people will put themselves in life-threatening situations, it stands to reason walking into an ocean while under the same influence wouldn’t be too difficult. Look here, here, and here for sleepwalking experiences.


July 16, 1951: The Catcher in the Rye is Published
On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye, was published. The novel tells the story of 16-year-old Holden Caulfield, a troubled character who challenged 1950s conformity, much like Salinger himself.
Due to its somewhat rebellious tone, Salinger’s work has been linked to issues of controversy and censorship.  Even so, over 60 years later, The Catcher in the Rye has sold over 65 million copies and continues to sell an additional 500,000 each year.
Learn about the novel’s path to publication with American Masters’ J. D. Salinger infographic.
Photo:  A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). 

Moonlight, Isle of Shoals - Childe Hassam