One of the best things about being retired--besides reading 5 or 6 books a week--is that I get to 'laze'.
I sleep very well for an aging man--better than I did when I was younger, in fact. But almost as good as sleeping in laze-ing.
I often wake up at 5 a.m. or so to go to the bathroom, but I go right back to sleep until I feel Bern waking up at around 7. Then I sleep again until 8:30 or thereabout. Then I laze.
Laze-ing is my word for just staying in bed, though awake, for another 45 minutes or so.
Bern likes alone time in the morning, so it suits her fine. And I love it.
I'm not trying to go back to sleep, I'm just enjoying being awake in a comfortable bed with my eyes closed, day-dreaming some or remembering something or just laying there.
(I used to have a poster in my office at St. Paul's, New Haven that had a drawing of a easy chair and the words: "Sometimes I sits and thinks. And sometimes I just sits....")
That describes laze-ing. Sometimes I laze and thinks and sometimes I just laze....
Most people I've shared this pleasurable practice with look at me like I'm crazy.
They can't stay a-bed once awake or think it is wasting time or just don't get it in any way.
But I get it. And love it.
I'm an accomplished "laze-er".
I recommend it highly. Try it sometimes, even if you think it's nuts.
I'd like a small community of "Laze-ers" to commiserate with from time to time....
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