sleeping in

For the first time in a very long time, I didn’t want to get out of bed.

Most often I find my eyes open and know I’ve overslept. I’m out of bed and into the shower before I have time to register the fact I am awake.

But not this morning. This morning, I didn’t want to move. I was warm and the rest of the house was cold. I stretched, taking time, taking all the time in the world. I found myself on my back, eyes closed, and it just felt so good…no, can’t stay here all day.

I slid out of bed and wandered into my study, nudging the mouse to kill the screensaver. I glanced at the corner of my screen. Nothing that needed my attention. Sleep clung to me like a familiar lover, beckoning me back. I tilted into my larger leather chair.

My eyes were closed just for a few minutes, but several more managed their way past. When I glanced at the old clock in the wall above my bookcase, I realized I was no longer late. I was really, really, late.

The shower didn’t help; the hot water reminded me of the warmth of my bed and I found myself leaning my forehead against the cool tile – resting while the scalding water burned its way through me. I finally managed to drag myself out of the shower, throwing on black jeans and button-up shirt, and then I was out to my car.

5 thoughts on “sleeping in”

  1. Now see … that’s what you get for being single. You need a lovely girl to ensure you’re not only awake and out the door on time, but that you’re awakened in the best possible way.

    Not that I know where you might find one of those, or anything.


  2. The benefits might be nice, but trust me, it’s much safer for me to sleep alone (in general).

  3. *tilts head* Funny world. I won’t presume to know your reasons, but I’ve been assured of a (very similarly worded) thing, quite like that. Which is fine. Until love comes crawling in. Do you subsume your self? Or hold the world (her) at bay? I suppose I am being presumptuous, after all. Do you wonder about it, I suppose is what I am asking. Do you wonder on what you would do, should there one day be one whom you want to be there, every day and night? Do you wonder if it would be possible, even with the desire and need?

    ~ El

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