Why is it that when I wake with a start in the night that I open my eyes? In the darkness, in the depth of my sleep, I become convinced that I have heard a sound and my eyes fly open. I cannot figure that out. Do I open my eyes wide so that I can hear better ... in the darkness? It always confuses me no matter how many times it happens.
Maybe for a few seconds I believe I am still dreaming and can ‘see’ the sound in the space that is my dream and waking state.
I don’t know.
All I know is that my eyes are wide open in the darkness, listening.