My wife and I kept watch over our little house last night: she from midnight to three, I from three to six. Thanks to us, all evil marauders steered clear. As did sleep.
A Dozen Thoughts on Sleep
“How do people go to sleep? I’m afraid I’ve lost the knack.” ~Dorothy Parker
“What delicious abandon in the sleep of the child. Where do we lose it?” ~Frank Herbert
“I’m not an insomniac. It’s just that my mind is in the best position to catch the weight of all hovering possibilities the moment I lie down.” ~Joyce Rachelle
“It is a special kind of homelessness to be evicted from your dreams.” ~Karen Russell
“Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.” ~Gillian Flynn
“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.” ~Mindy Kaling
“The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.” ~Poppy Z. Brite
“I won’t sleep if that’s what it takes to not wake up as myself” ~Casey Renee Kiser
“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.” ~David Benioff
“Peace while asleep is no great accomplishment. But peace while awake for hours at night? That takes a clean conscience, a thing that can only be acquired through hours of daylight scrubbing.” ~Mitch Teemley
“Go in the direction of where your peace is coming from.” ~C. JoyBell C.
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” ~Psalm 4:8