The conversation I have in my head when I wake up most of these early mornings, take care of the dogs’ needs, and then can’t get to sleep because I am thinking about [censored]*, goes kind of like this (and I’m tickled that it’s another Kevin Smith George Carlin reference):
ME: What am I doing wrong? What have I left out? Why can’t I see a pattern yet?
MY HIGHER (MATH) SELF [in Carlin’s voice]: Because you’re doing it all wrong!
[so now forget sleep while I show you how to do it right and realize something that will surprise and amaze you – talk about the Mystery Machine coming to pick you up!]
* – mathematics. Were you thinking otherwise? You naughty person!