Source: Hartley Lin (formerly known by the pseudonym Ethan Rilly) is a cartoonist based in Montreal, Canada. Young Frances, the first collection from his ongoing comic book Pope Hats, won the 2019 Doug Wright Award for Best Book. He has drawn for The New Yorker, The Hollywood Reporter, Slate, Taddle Creek and HarperCollins. (via thisisn’thappiness)


  1. oh, yes. and more thoughts….

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  2. And wild dreams, almost every night! Weird….

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  3. Don’t forget song snippets, in a loop with the thoughts and thoughts and thoughts…qp

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  4. I’m with you David. I wake up at 2 and usually don’t get back to sleep for an hour or more. It’s only when I do some breathing meditations that I can drift off again. I’m also with Lori with weird dreams. I think it’s the subconscious trying to make sense of the madness and insecurity. There’s a recurring one where I am a friend and advisor of DJT. Ever hopeful he will take my advice!

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  5. Thoughts –for me, tend to be in wordscapes, wordshapes, even sentences….analytics. Images — pierces the screen rice paper mind, can ….if I give them permission, dominate language and logic….if this gate is left open….I might fall more easily into sleep. As for the THOUGHTS…. “pound pound pound” I feel the ball pen peen hammer, I do.

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  6. “Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’ ” ~ Charles M. Schulz

    … and sometimes I wish there was an on/off switch for my brain!

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Gosh, tell me about it!! … “Hartley Lin (formerly known by the pseudonym Ethan Rilly) is a cartoonist based in Montreal, Canada.”

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  8. Sounds like how you spend your nights!

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  9. Anonymous says:

    OMG! That’s me every damn night.

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  10. How I can rely to that…. – although WHEN I sleep, I sleep much better now than in France. It’s so very peaceful and I thought it was quiet there, it’s so much more quiet here, all we hear are birds going to bed and the rain gurgling down the pipe outside our bedroom (well chosen by us, wasn’t it?!)

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  11. Alan Malizia says:

    A mind clouded with too many thoughts makes for sleepless nights. Let go and let God handle them. He’s up all the time anyway.


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