Sunday, July 13, 2008

Words to Live By

Photo Credit: The Rutherford Family, Fredericktown, MO

Bed in Summer

In winter I get up at night.
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?
-by Robert Louis Stevenson

Do you remember feeling this way? :-)

2 comments:

Rebekah said...

I do remember feeling this way--I still do!

Paula said...

Well, yeah, but I only have to think back to about 2006. While living in Arizona we got up at 4AM to be on the water and rowing by 5 (your recent experience with Vegas heat will explain why). Wehn you exercise that much you *need* 8 hours sleep, so we had to be in bed by 8PM on nights before rowing days. My husband never could understand why I hated that so much but you and RLS have encapsulated it here.