Out like a light

I just woke up from a nap and realized how appropriate is the term “falling” asleep. For me it’s a free fall, and almost as fast (I am generally sleep deprived, yes). I hit sleep like concrete and dark waters at the bottom of a deep well.

And waking up, it feels like I have fallen. My bones ache and both my blood and thoughts have to be forced back into motion. I would attribute this to getting older, but then I think of little kids who wake up from their naps stunned, then are unable to deal for many minutes after, and I realize it’s that same feeling.

What’s my unconscious doing all that time?

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