Thursday, July 06, 2006


Today after work, I came home and read a little bit. Before I knew it my eyes were heavy, and I knew...I needed a nap. I closed my eyes and woke up an hour and a half later feeling refreshed.

I love naps!

My senior year in college, I read a fun book called Inspiration Sandwich by SARK. SARK (an acronym for Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is an artist, and her book shares how she lives her creative life. While I don't necessarily embrace the worldview of the author, I truly enjoyed the book. When I read it, I felt unexpectedly liberated. As a budding artist myself, I knew that I was marching to a slightly different beat than those around me, and reading her book helped me feel much better about my own inner rhythm. I know that sounds way artsy, but I guess that's the point. The book helped me to embrace my artsiness, and accept myself more wholly.

Inspiration Sandwich endorses napping...whenever you feel like it! SARK believes that napping feeds her creativity. And it made me feel, for the first time, like napping wasn't being lazy. Instead, it was a way I could care for my creative spirit--and being caring feels much better than being lazy.


Anonymous said...

I love to care. I care whenever possible. Sadly... I get to care very little these days. But I am known to tip my head back in my chair while working and care for about 5 minutes or so every now and then.

Cherry said...

I should accept napping as a form of careing for one's self. My very very loving BF naps all the time, and I usually say he's lazy for it and to just "push through".

Of course, he has also battled with pretty bad boughts of depression, and now I know that the last thing a person with depression needs is to be told to 'Get over it' and 'just push through'

Nap away! Love yourself! Care for your creative spirit! Its good to slow down and really listen to your body.

J said...

I have an olympic gold medal in napping. Seriously, I'm professional. Or would be, if I could find a way to get paid for it. People who think napping is lazy just don't have their priorities straight. :)

I really like that while you did not embrace the world views of the author, you didn't let that get in the way of your experience with the book. That shows a very open mind, and I applaud you for it. :)

Have a great weekend!