The bottom line is this: I do love to take naps. That much is true. I just don't get to take them as often as I might like to.
A couple years ago, I read this article about napping. It was beautiful. I could relate with so much of what this author says is so "delicious" about taking naps. I have often thought of that article, so when my roommate mentioned a box of magazines that we needed to go through, I immediately went on a search for that wonderful article about napping! I found it. And tore it out of the magazine. I'm considering framing it. (Ok, not really. But the thought did cross my mind.)
I love sleeping in general, but in the day it's just better. I love the dreams I have when I nap. I love sleeping on the couch. My favorite nap time is on a sunny afternoon. Like Cathleen Schine says:
A nap is not a nap without light. This is what distinguishes it from a good night’s sleep. A nap is a stolen moment, not the natural culmination of the day. A nap is secret, illicit. It is sleeping during the day, and the day must be present and visible.All that to say, there's not really a point to this. It's pretty much a light-hearted, fluffy-pillowed, sun-shining-through-the-window kind of post. But it's what I've been thinking about all day, so I thought I'd share.
Oh yeah, and there's apparently scientific evidence for the awesomeness of naps. Just saying.