Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Hibernation is Great
Hibernation is great. I am just crawling out of my post Christmas log now.
Every year I hibernate for the week between Christmas and New Years.
I don’t exactly plan it but the sugar coma from the holidays kind of rolls me into it.
I stay up late and alone. Staring at tree lights, playing solitaire, reading Swedish mysteries.
I sleep late, often, irritatingly long for my non-hibernating husband. I don’t return phone calls. If someone catches me I’m vague. I am in a dream state. I do the daily chores but with no sense of time passing. I lose things and don’t care. I mess up all appointments that I haven’t cancelled. I am asleep people!!! My breathing is slow. I’ts not necesarily a relaxed or peaceful state. I’m simply sleeping. Occasionally I wonder if I’ll ever leave the house. Or wear anything but flannel. Pajamas. And the New Year is my alarm clock. I begin to care about people again. I think of work I want to do. Projects I want to begin. I am waking up. Deeply refreshed.
The whole world needs more hibernation. Just chill. Palestine and Israel—take a nap. Time out.
Congress–grab your blankets, get on your rug, come out when you are cleansed, renewed, your system rested. Spouses, climb into bed together for a prolonged winter’s night. Cuddled, in touch. No demands. The benefits are wild to think about. Hibernation is great. Let’s become a hiber–nation.