A full moon, even with the curtains closed tightly, is another sleep disruption for me, always has been. And I am quite worthless the next day if I don't sleep well.
I wonder, do animals experience these disruptions too? It doesn't seem to be the case. Perhaps it's for the same reason that they don't think about tomorrow or their own mortality. How wonderful that must be.
My orange kitty can fall asleep anywhere, anytime.
He cracks an eyelid when I step nearby but shuts me out and returns to
cat dreamland with a sleepy sigh.
My tuxedo boy has a passion for curling up next to the Green Man on the hearth.
But one tiny creak will snap him out of his sleep in a heartbeat.
Unlike myself who can't let a limb hang off the side of the bed for
fear of something grabbing it, my son's cat stretches full length, monsters
under the furniture be damned.
A cold spring morning on a sun-warmed driveway is the perfect place
for my friend Silver to nap.Not too hard, not too soft; just right
if I would leave him alone.
Evening often finds a lonely bee snuggled up in the corner of the siding
by the front door, oblivious to my touch.
And mice too curl up by the fireplace with their favorite blanket.
While moon moths float in that space between waking and dreaming.
And a recycled bird nest provides a comfy mattress on a cold winter's night.
I wish you sound sleep and sweet dreams, and no monsters under the bed.