Sometime around 1:30am I get in bed. I turn off the lights and put my earbuds in. There’s a music meditation that helped me sleep a few days ago—I listen to it for 20 minutes and I start to feel my mind drifting off.
Water, windchimes, rain—the melody of the music carries me, and I’m standing at the top of some stone steps. Bamboo leaves graze my cheek as I descend to small round courtyard with a waterfall on one side. I kneel on the meditation mat. I inhale. I smile at the waterfall.