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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Clear Mind

I feel like I’ve been operating in a fog for the past few months. Between sleep deprivation and stressful situations my “on point” wit, organizational abilities and, somewhat, anal retentive ways have taken a vacation. That got me to thinking: How can I clear my mind?

Everyone has their own opinions about that. I could pray. That’s true. Meditate. My mind is not only unclear, but quite cluttered and busy thinking. Do yoga. I've wanted to start, but haven’t been able to fit it in. Hmm? What could the answer be? Then it dawned on me. I just need some sleep. Simple, huh? Nothing complicated – just some good ole fashioned ZZZs.

The thought of sleep prompted this poem. Yes, a poem. No, I didn’t lay down to go to sleep because I have a three month old with me 24 hours a day and when I’m not holding, burping or changing her I’m trying to work (freelancing or looking for work). So, the writer in me, decided to write a poem. It’s not the best, but I think – given my current unclear mind – it’s pretty good. Enjoy…

Sweet Sleep
It’s a fleeting feeling that hides from me
The inside of my eyelids I rarely see
Cries, whines and nursing invade the quiet space inside my head.
Deep slumber, slow breathes and the warmth of still sheets
Are all experiences I want to keep.
Nodding off has become a constant thing
Catnaps are coveted for the joy they bring
And a sweet sleep is all that it’s cracked up to be
I just can’t wait to experience it… endlessly.
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