This post is about roaches.
Last night, I was lying in bed when I woke up and looked at my ceiling. To my horror, I watched a large roach crawl across the illuminated part of my ceiling and disappear into darkness.
I lay in bed for several moments after that, unable to fall back asleep. Why did I have a roach? I pride myself on keeping a home where roaches are not welcome. I had just vacuumed and mopped the day before, and before going to sleep, I’d sprayed down my kitchen counters with Windex, as usual. WHY WAS THERE A ROACH IN MY ROOM? WHY?
Unable to fall back asleep, I woke up and checked the time. 2:30. I turned on the lights, but in the most cowardly way possible – I started with the kitchen and then the bathroom, finally turning on my bedroom lights. I gazed around my room with my eyes narrowed, waiting to see any glimpse of a roach scurrying away, or, even worse, flying (gulp).
I didn’t see anything, except for Apollo’s confused face.
After looking around my room for several more minutes, I decided that either there had never been a roach and I had been dreaming, or it had disappeared before I turned on my bedroom lights. I looked at the ceiling again as I slowly fell back asleep. It was so dark and there was just a thin strip of light splayed across it – surely it couldn’t have been big enough to see a roach. I must have been dreaming. Comforted with this thought, I fell asleep.
When I woke again a little while later and looked at my ceiling, it was more illuminated. If there had been a roach, it would have been easy to see it run across the ceiling.
So I have no idea whether or not I actually saw a roach or I was just dreaming. Do roaches run across ceilings? Is that physically possible? I do know one thing – ROACHES ARE NOT WELCOME HERE.