Damn straight I want it in bed! Why not?
Man….what do you do when you have a post title and nothing else? (Many of you know what I’m talking about….right?) Today’s post title appeared out of nowhere, rolled off my brain tongue onto the keyboard. I typed it carefully in that auspicious spot at the top only to what? Have it mock me? I mean, there should be at minimum 2000 letters racing this very minute to put themselves together to form words. And not just any words. Creatively placed words, words formed in pleasing configurations, words that when read confer upon the reader all manner of postive emotion(s).
So I ask again, “Br-Edge-fast in bed?”. Honestly, why the heck not. For most of my life I have done the most pleasant of things in bed (you can do that in wa-ay more places than bed, trust me. LOL). For example, I love to read in bed. Morning reading as well as night reading. Morning reading… at just the right hour, as dawn starts to slip through the cracks in the window, when early morning silence is as soft as chenille and I’m all co-zee among the pillows…delicious.
Then there’s nightime reading…..this requires a specific starting position and ending position. Sometimes. For today’s purposes, I will refer to the side on side positioning relegated to nightime reading. While fully awake and taking no beverage with you, get into or onto the bed. Being under the covers is not a requirement for nighttime reading as it is for morning reading. What is required is that you read more or less while lying on your side, the pillow(s) scrunched just so (feather or down pillows will fold in half beautifully), so that you are not completely horizontal. After about 20 minutes or so, switch to your other side.
Now this is where it gets tricky. If you are using a bedside table lamp when you switch to the “other” side the lighting will have changed. It will be more of a strain on your eyes. This, my friends, can be a hazard. The strain becomes such that, unless the book is absolutely riveting, your eyes are going to get tired and you are going to drift. And you will most likely have lost your place. Without having turned back to the other side. The side where the light shines more brightly. The side where the words and their meanings can be seen more clearly.
Br-Edge-fast in bed? Please.