Tuesday, June 29, 2010
... I think sleep is a sublime invention.
Contrary to what much of contemporary culture thinks, I don't think sleep is weak -- except in the beautiful sense expressed in this article by Msgr. Stuart Swetland. Yes, I am weak. And I need sleep.
I don't think it's a luxury, as in the Warren Zevonian I'll-Sleep-When-I'm Dead-tradition.
I think it's necessary, valuable, normal and -- seriously -- better than anti-aging cream.
And, lack of the stuff seems to breeding a nation of people afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder, as mentioned this article.
So, call me a slacker, but I'm letting my kids sleep in. Way in. It's one of the most important things on our list of "Summer Vacation Ideas."
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