In my heyday (teens and twenties)
I vehemently believed
‘sleep was for whimps’!
I’d stay up for hours watching TV,
then proceed to function like a champ
on only one or two hours of sleep.
I secretly wished
I had a rechargeable battery
to stay energized that way
in lieu of sleep —
so much to see, so much to do!
In my 30s and 40s, sleep now has new meaning. I nap like it’s an Olympic Sport for which I think I deserve a few medals! Thank you. Thank you very much! ☺
Say hello to Jac, one of our new followers. She’s an amazing sketch artist and writes intriguing short stories too. Thank you Jac for participating in my recent quiz, you now have the spotlight and my appreciation!
Folks, have you ever wondered what will happen if you never slept? Well Jac has an interesting take on that in her following post. Have a read and show your love.
October 23 3016 (Showcase Reblog)
Even the air felt unsettled. A cold, autumn wind had driven the first shower of leaves into a wild fury and they seethed like angry bees around the half open window. Jake tried to reason with his friend again, ‘Matt, come on you need to sleep.’
‘Please buddy,’ he caught a desperate sigh before it could escape, ‘it’s been 3 days, you’re gonna start to get sick.’
One of frantic leaves had settled on Matt’s leg. He picked it up, turning it over and over between his fingers, ‘Just go away.’
‘I get it, you’re scared that if you sleep you’ll dream about her,’ Jake tilted his head softly, trying to catch sight of their friendship, ‘and then you have to wake up and lose her all over again.’
‘Not even close.’
‘Well then tell me, Matt. Because we’re both gonna go crazy otherwise.’
‘I saw her, when she left to…’ he spoke so softly that…
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