Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gentleness....


Last night I fell asleep with a CD of the sound of a thunderstorm accompanied with gentle music. It was very soothing and I fell asleep about halfway through it. When I woke up in the night to go to the toilet, all was silent in my bedroom and I went straight back to sleep. I slept until 8:30 this morning and enjoyed the serenity that was there instead of the cackle of talk radio. It was a better way to wake up and I probably slept better because of the silence. 

I'm going to try it again tonight with the gentle piano music of Erik Satie. I have two CDs by him and I will look through the rest of my CD collection and see what other soothing music I have there. I think the silence that comes after the music is very important. I seem to sleep better when there is no noise at all. At least I don't get all sorts of subliminal messages from the radio that interfere with my dreams and that makes them more gentle too.

Now I'm sitting here slowly waking up with my coffee and cigarettes. The sun is shining brightly outside and the sky is blue. The sun is hopefully melting the snow in the street. I'm still yawning and think I could have slept another hour or so, but I had to get up, because I'm expecting the Exfactor. I should get dressed before that time, but I'm awfully comfortable in my bathrobe right now. I'll have one more cup of coffee first. 

I was supposed to go see my SPN this afternoon, but the secretary called to say that she was sick, so suddenly there is no rush to the day. I can take it easy, because I don't have to be somewhere at a certain time. That gives me some spare time that I'm sure I'll find a purpose for. I've been reading my own blog archives and I think I will continue to do that. It is very enlightening. 

Well, I think I will get dressed. I'm just dawdling now and not accomplishing much. I don't have much to report either. Everything is fine. 

Have a nice day!

Ciao,
Nora


4 comments:

Bev said...

It sounds like a great idea to go to sleep accompanied by the sound of soothing music. I will have to try it though most of the music in this house is the kid's and boasts such names as `The Jesus and Mary Chain` and 'The Black Eyed Peas' so probably wouldn't have the desired effect!

Twain12 said...

i think the soothing music or sounds is the way to go...sunny here too :)
Have a good day

Nora said...

No Bev, I think that music will not have the desired effect. It may wake you up and make you want to dance :o)

XOX

Wisewebwoman said...

Whatever works, as they say. I find I have to have silence to sleep so always read until noddy.
I love the pic and glad your day was handed back to you, always a lovely feeling,....
XO
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