Monday, February 13, 2006

to sleep to sleep perchance to dream

yes like all high schoolers i had to read hamlet (and watch the mel gibson movie- to fill 3 hs english periods) and yes memorize the famed solilquoy-- but i will abandon the death metaphor and simply take the literal line to sleep to sleep perchance to dreamevery new mother knows in what it means to be tired- we talk of sleep, we dream of sleep, we rejoice in sleep. There are few things in the world we would take over sleep.don't get me wrong, we do get to sleep- like the one time you sit down to a movie with your husband or that 45 min before you baby wakes up teething, or than 10 minutes in the afternoon when both your kids are asleep, but somehow it only whets the appetitebut to sleep perchance to dream-- that would require sleeping for long enough in one period to reach the dream part of the sleep cycle and that in itself is a dream.


ShelahBooksIt said...

amen! What I'd do for a nap!

Rachelle said...

Amen sista! I'd kill for a nap today. KILL! I look forward to sleep again, probably 18 years or so from now.