Sleep is baffling. It holds my fascination because of the dreams : mystical doorways to inner-worlds.There are many stories of people having great creative break thrus in their dreams : Paul McCartney’s beautiful tune for “Yesterday”….Elias Howe’s invention of the sewing machine and the haunting poems of Edgar Allen Poe who suffered from dreams we call nightmares are only a few. I had a dream once on the night my daughter left for Africa. I remember the clarity of it like your image in a mirror and upon awakening, I found my sketchbook and immediately drew what I had seen : a tunic sweater with a detailed pattern written and floating above. I hadn’t knit since girlhood and had then only learned a few basics, but the vision was so unusual that I quickly bought yarn and needles and began “knitting a dream”. It turned out looking exactly as I had seen it. If I wear one of my tunics into a yarn shop, the owner often asks me , ” how in the world did you make the sleeves to look like that”! It has since become , in its variations, the model pattern for all my knitting. I realize it’s so simple if compared to “Yesterday” but it truly enriched my tomorrow’s.
” I believe sir”, said Jenkins looking up, “the gentleman has sent you……
” By Jove, a suit of pajamas “! I exclaimed, holding them up.
” The gentleman says sir”‘ studying the letter ” that his present of a pair of pajamas may seem surprising, but you won’t know how surprising until you have worn them”.
I suggest this delightful book that can be found to read for free if you google the title….for bedtime reading.
When I told my daughter, Jacqueline, that I had begun a blog, she asked me what kind of recipes it had….I laughed….”all blogs have recipes mom”! So here is a post for you, sweet girl, for a more restful sleep.
Sweet Green Sleepytime Juice
2 large organic oranges-peeled
1 organic lemon – peeled
1/2 bunch of watercress
8 stalks of celery
1/2 head organic romaine lettuce
place all ingredients thru a juicer, stir if necessary and drink one glass immediately.
Note: Pajama bag: place clean nightclothes in here and put under pillow for tomorrow night
for Jordan and Braxton……sweet dreams little boys….zzzzzzzzzz