My brain is just awake enough to inform me that at this point I should really get up, brush my teeth, wash my face, get undressed and lollop into bed.
However, if I do get up, brush my teeth, wash my face and get undressed then by the time I am ready to lollop into bed, I'll be wide awake again and the delightful spell will be broken.
So instead I revel freely in the moment that sleep threatens to envelop me.
The enchantment in nodding off and then nodding awake a few minutes later is like a gentle rollercoaster that goes slowly enough to be thrilling while managing to avoid the unpleasantness of any theme park sensations.
Next time this happens to you my friends, remain motionless, allow your mind to wander off and enjoy the thrill of sleeping in your clothes.
Leave the TV warbling to itself and luxuriate in the sensation of stalking slumber.
When you wake in the small hours with a slight chill, you can sleepwalk to your bedroom before your duvet greedily swallows you whole.
"Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night"
~~ Dave Barry
|Taken in Norway in July 2010 - boat in fog|