Unrested Thoughts

14 Feb 2012

Laura Miller for The Chimerist:

I prefer to fall asleep while reading, an excellent way to avoid those nocturnal thoughts that can suddenly jerk you into wretched wakefulness. On chilly nights, I love to pull the covers over everything but my head and read a book propped up against a pillow until I drift off.

While I agree with Laura on the benefits of the iPad as an eReader, I do have one point of contention: “those nocturnal thoughts that can suddenly jerk you into wretched wakefulness”. I would much prefer a night of fitful sleep filled with the half-mad thoughts of an addled brain than what dreams may come of a proper rest.

Those unrested thoughts allow me into the undiscovered catacombs of my mind. Those places are hardly ever explored, because we spend so much time caught up in our conscious selves. I am not saying that it is a matter of productivity or genius. Sometimes it is just fun to wander.

(Via Liz Danzico)