Deliberately Taking a Nap

close up photography of sleeping tabby cat

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I used to think that there were two kinds of people on the planet: those who took naps and those who didn’t.  I was firmly in the no nap side of the debate.  I mean, every time I took a nap, I woke up completely confused.  Actually, most of the time, taking a nap usually meant falling asleep while watching TV or falling asleep because of some instrumental music on the CD changer.

These days, my opinion has changed. Perhaps I have watched my cat curl up in box or stretch out across a sunbeam once too often.  I am not sure why, but I have come to regard occasional naps as something good.

Today, mostly because of the sunny skies, which belied the cooler temperatures outside, I decided to take a nap under the bright sun and it was good. I got some much needed rest and I got the chance to dream about a bike trip in a foreign land–don’t ask me which foreign land because the dream dissipated too quickly for me to figure that one out.  I awoke feeling refreshed and happy.  Obviously this nap, taken under warm covers, is Today’s Perfect Moment.

Looking to read one of my other blogs, check this one out:

Sleeps Like and Angel

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to Deliberately Taking a Nap

  1. Heide says:

    I was never into naps either when I was younger, Anthony, but now they’re one of my favorite guilty pleasures. (Even if I do wake up dazed — which probably bothers me less than it used to because now it more closely resembles my usual waking state. Ha ha.)

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