Friday, July 30, 2010

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.

Oh the art of napping. Now the Europeans they know how to nap, from 1-4 everything closes for a siesta. My dad was great at this, even when we moved here to the states this was the one tradition he refused to give up to the Americans. I have never been able to just nap, let alone sleep the older I get! My mind is constantly full of what happened, what is to happen, what would happen, to let my brain relax enough and just drift off into a world of clam quiet bliss.

Cat naps by cats are envious, by people amazing who would think one could actually fall asleep for 15 minutes and then wake up refreshed and ready to complete the day. My friend Grace can do this, she can sleep as a plane is taking off with all the engines revving and me begging "I need someone to talk to I hate to fly why are you sleeping you need to hear why", in a subway among people pushing and shoving and coughing and talking, in the car while taking a break from work. How does one cultivate such a skill oh the envy! !

In my next life maybe I shall return as a cat and take a nap......


  1. I'm a big fan of naps! I have 2 cats that have taught me well. LOL! Love your profile picture, by the way.

  2. it's hard for me to take a nap when i really need it at work,event hough it's on break time... but i never skip it when im at home,lol

  3. oh i love a nap on a lazy weekend afternoon - especially if it's raining

  4. yes....cookie and a nap with a soft blankie