Yes my dear.
Permission is granted, yet there is no way to carry my bed so high and balance it on this sky-brushing monolith.
I can carry it myself.
I strap the double mattress to myself and slowly, laboriously climb the pillar. When I get my bed to the top of the pillar I balance it carefully and lie down to sleep. I'm overwhelmed by the grandeur below and around me. To my left is the village's grand cathedral. The most stunning feature of which is a glorious clock protected by a stone man and a stone woman. They're spectacular. Though their faces are contorted with gargoyle-like expressions of joy.
Yes. Of course. Their expressions are exaggerated so that anyone looking up from below can see the divine love carved into their features.
I sleep the sleep of the dead and wake renewed.
It's time for sleep again. Now though, I'm terrified. What if the bed falls? What if I fall? How can I be so terrorized now when just last night I slept so soundly and fearlessly? I'm too close to the edge. Is the bed teetering? I need to move to the middle. Slowly, achingly slowly, I inch my way to the middle. Am I in the middle now? or too close to the other edge? I'm shaking and frozen with fear. I know I need to get down. But how? How do I get down safely knowing I have to bring my bed as well. Can I drop the bed without hurting anyone below? What am I going to do?
Then Bart and Bronwyn are with me. They're calm. I'm not. I move to the end of the bed and begin to lift the mattress. The base shifts and folds in on itself. By some miracle, I don't fall and the frame and mattress thunk back into place. I turn around.
Where's Bronwyn? Where's Bronwyn??!!!
I look over the edge and she's falling. Spiralling foot first down through what now is ancient wooden scaffolding. Her hands are clasped behind her back and she's looking up at me, only at me, crying. Bart leans over the edge of the bed and starts taking pictures.
What are you doing??!!
It's the last picture we'll have of her.
She hits the ground. I hear her head go thunk. My heart is shattered and I'm screaming. She opens her eyes and slaps her wide spread arms on the ground.
I wake up.