TIME TO SLEEP
Do you know what I am grateful for? Sleep. What would we do without it? A good sleep makes the world brighter, the work lighter.
As Samuel Taylor Coleridge said in The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole!
To Mary Queen the praise be given!
She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
That slid into my soul.
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”
? Ernest Hemingway
“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.”
? David Benioff, City of Thieves
Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. ~Author Unknown
REASONS I LOVE SLEEP:
1. I can forget the daily problems.
“Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.”
? Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~Irish Proverb
2. Conversely, I usually think of how to solve problems as I fall asleep. I keep pen and paper by my bedside, and a little book light, so I can write down things I remember need to happen in my story.
If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he’d make a fortune. ~Griff Niblack
3. The house is quiet (unless someone is crying or puking or going to the bathroom.)
For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
4. Problems seem less problematic after a good night’s sleep.
As it says in Psalm 30:5 Joy comes in the morning.
In fact, I am thinking I might have a nice long sleep right now. I think the bears have it right. They hibernate through the winter. Maybe if I sleep long enough winter will be over and spring will be here.
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