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The Land of Nod November 30, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Mindfulness.

228px-Eugene_de_Blaas_A_Pensive_MomentAct in haste . . .

       Repent at bedtime.

“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.”
~ Charlotte Brontë

“It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.”
~ Baltasar Gracian

“Sleep is the best meditation.”
~ The Dalai Lama

“Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.”
~ James Stephens

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
– E.B. White


1. Cindy - November 30, 2010

Why are you up so early???

nrhatch - November 30, 2010

I’ve been up for an hour ~ after 7 hours sleep.

2. andalibmarks - November 30, 2010

Lucky duck!!
I’m pushing 18 hours and there appears to be no end in sight!


nrhatch - November 30, 2010

Insomnia is my arch nemesis. I slept best as a trial attorney, when in the midst of a trial. Probably the only time in my life that I’ve ever tired my brain out sufficiently. 😉

3. brownpaperbaggirl - November 30, 2010

Sleep is very healing. I am a restless sleeper, and never fail to wake up at least once around 2am. I look at it as a little gift…I get to briefly enjoy the stillness of the night.

nrhatch - November 30, 2010

I usually wake up once, hit the restroom, and then return to slumber . . . but sometimes I start “thinking” and all bets are off. 😉

4. souldipper - November 30, 2010

Mr. Stephens made me laugh! Going to ‘Don Carlo’ in late January. I’ll have great empathy for Verdi who had to do major cuts as the opera became far too long. But not if it is still too long! 🙂

nrhatch - November 30, 2010

I picked his quote because I’m not a fan of most operas . . . I prefer music with words I understand.

“The hills are alive with The Sound of Music.” 😉

5. Ollin - November 30, 2010

I love that last one, it’s hard to do both at the same time, try to enjoy things and improve things. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

nrhatch - November 30, 2010

E.B. White rather hit the nail on the head with that one.

6. Judson - December 1, 2010

The old professor was dreaming he was giving a long lecture to his class … then he suddenly woke up and discovered that he actually was!

nrhatch - December 1, 2010

That’s too funny!

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