All the political things aside, I got a good night’s sleep last night. about 8.5 hours in the deep silence of the Minnesota woods in the fall. Nobody within miles, no boats, cars, sirens, no nice but irritatingly punctual AM dogs. This is compared to the 5.5 hours of sleep I usually get per night in the city.
Waking up this morning I realized that in reality it makes everything better no matter who or where you are.
Try it , it builds tolerance and character better than any speech, philosopher, candidate, federal program , lack thereof, motivational speaker or self-help book. This thought occurred to me as I perused the on-line headlines and looked at the raw politics on Facebook, neither of which bothered me this morning. Had there been a newspaper it would have been okay too but alas they often don’t deliver newspapers to the last oak tree on the left and the first news stand seems too far away.
I was planning on working hard today on some things that absolutely need to be done, things that I don’t really enjoy doing and strangely after a good nights sleep it all seems doable and worthwhile while as of yesterday I had serious doubts as to my desire or the completion of the set tasks.
Maybe the mattress ads are right, maybe that’s what America really needs, a good night’s sleep! Cheap, effective, and available it would not require a vote of congress, new taxes, pages of reform or a budget. It is the perfect solution. Perhaps the perfect campaign slogan might be , ” A New Mattress in Every Bedroom.”