2.04.2011

Rocking to Sleep

One of the greatest things about working on a ship is the deep sleep I manage to get. Yes, I work my butt off on deck exhausting myself so it makes sense I would crash hard, but the real secret is the motion of the sea.
When you climb into your bunk with a low ceiling and curtains pulled close, no matter how scratchy the blankets or how thin the mattress, it's cozy. As you settle back you start to feel a subtle motion, its a feeling you haven't felt since you fit on your mother's lap. The mattress slowly lifts you up and then you gently fall back. Over and over. Until everything disappears and you are dreaming about mermaids. That, is an awesome way to get to sleep.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Dang...I need to get Nilah on that ship. lol. Sounds dreamy.