A Good Read Or Good Nap?

by | Nov 1, 2018 | Family, Life, Travel |

It’s a much-needed lazy afternoon, as we retire from the brunt of the Cayman Islands sun. It’s quite hard to force myself to leave these pristine, emerald waters and white sand, but I know a good read and a rest is what everyone needs.

I’m pushing myself to read a novel, each page a luxurious trip into someone else’s life in Italy, and every few moments the urge to stop reading and start writing hits with a vengeance. Ah, I ignore the impulse for 20 pages, that’s all I can stand!

Karl is reclined on the daybed in the master bedroom, pretending to read as well. He doesn’t make 5 pages before he is sound asleep. I smile and watch his right foot stretch out and his left one shake. The curse of autism…shutting completely down is something his body rarely allows.

I hear the girls in an adjacent bedroom. They are opening each Easter egg from their respective classroom hunt or exchange. I encouraged a nap, but I doubt that will happen. As for me, a nap seems inevitable on a day like today, and just like this vacation…is well deserved.

It becomes evident that my shutting eyelids will win out. I seek out a blanket and give in to the ultra-suede, seafoam-green couch. Before I sleep, I grab my oldest daughter’s teddy bear, and think about how getting old means no one particularly thinks I’m cute dozing here…especially when I give in to a snore.

Oh well, maybe I’ll be cute again when I’m 80.

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Nelda Sue Yaw is a Texas-based philanthropist, investor, artist, and producer with a unique mission: to help others overcome obstacles, find their true path, and live an inspired, joyful life. Nelda.com LLC is Nelda’s incubator, and provides infrastructure and resources to accelerate the growth and success of various projects and causes core to Nelda’s philosophy. This companion web site, www.nelda.com, is a clearinghouse for these activities, and also produces and delivers a powerful content channel which amplifies the voices of Nelda.com’s many participants and projects, and brings synergy to the entire effort.

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