Saturday, December 31, 2011

A selfish request for a good night's sleep

Let me preface what I am about to say with this: I hope and pray every day of my life that the world will suddenly wake up to what appears to be the forgotten notion of peace. I would never belittle this movement and know how serious an effort peace is. It recently crossed my mind as I prepare to make my big annual New Year's request for peace however, that a lot of the problem I have personally, is waking up in peace. And I think a lot of the time this lack of peace is a simple lack of sleep.

I have a great life, I am blessed. But like any good American, I worry, fret, toss and turn - it's what we've been conditioned to do. I worry about my life and my family just like everyone else does. I also worry the big worry about what the heck we're going to do to save the blasted world.

This year as I imagine peace for the world, I will also imagine that I get a good night of sleep. It's a small and seemingly insignificant step and may seem a bit selfish, but it is also what determines how I start my day, every day. If I succeed in getting a good sleep, it is because I somehow convinced myself the night before that peace is absolutely achievable. On the converse, I will usually wake up with that notion after a good sleep. It's a Catch 22 thing.

I have decided to jump start 2012 with an image of a peaceful New Year's Eve sleep. I hope all of your sleeps are sound in the new year so that we may all one day wake up to find ourselves deep into world peace as we imagined it the night before.

A Good Night's Sleep • 8" x8" watercolor framed to 12" x 12" • $200

1 comment:

  1. A promise you can count on: The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.