I am a bird, a dormouse, a nesting creature. My days are punctuated by its call; that tangle of sheets and softness that sings a siren song of slumber to me between every duty, job and joy.

I’m talking about my bed.

Only, it’s not proper to be in bed in the daylight hours; my Gramdmother would be aghast.
But it’s Simeon, this nesting urge; the great primates feel it too. They weave together branches and leaves high in the tree canopies, make hidden pockets for their young, for midday rest, for staying safe in the wilds of the night.

And I too, climb my way upwards to my nest, again & again; up three stories to the top of this old house, where my bed lies caught in the branches of the old beams, where my tiny chimp curls soft and warm around me, tugs at me all night long, nestled tight between feather & family. Where kittens tangle themselves in my hair, and the dog emits his tiny sleep barks, and twitches with rabbit-filled dreams.
Slumber’s seat, our very own nest, lined like a sparrow’s with all that is soft in nature: the downy feather on the breeze, the fluff from a thistle and a milkweed flower.
I’m staying in bed today. I suggest you do the same x

16 Comments

  • Sara Tasker

  • July 27, 2015

Thank you Joi! The loveliest compliment x

  • Sara Tasker

  • July 27, 2015

Thank you x What is a public sleeper? Is it like dogging but just with sleeping? Catting? … x

  • 31 Chapel Lane

  • July 27, 2015

this is a lovely post Sara, i’m hooked to your blog now 🙂 you write beautifully x Joi

  • Rebecca Harrison

  • July 27, 2015

Lovely post! I’ve realised I’m a public sleeper, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. *frets*

  • Sara Tasker

  • July 26, 2015

Oh, thanks Diane! What a compliment! xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • July 26, 2015

Bribe them with chocolate and cuddles! 😉 x

  • Diane

  • July 26, 2015

Well, this is just what I needed Sara. You quite literally have blown me away with your blog! I am completely hooked and your writing style is intriguing. You will (are) a star in the making!!

  • Lisa

  • July 26, 2015

Oh I wish my little one would agree to stay in bed all day…

  • Sara Tasker

  • July 26, 2015

Haha! Apologies for leading you astray 😉 Have a lovely day! xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • July 26, 2015

Yes! Linen sheets, Sunday mornings, cozy warmth and babies. This is what it’s all about x

  • Sara Tasker

  • July 26, 2015

Yes! Thank you, kind enabler!
Yes, now I’ll have a flexible commute I’m sure I will have no trouble getting up at all. This sounds totally likely.

  • Sara Tasker

  • July 26, 2015

Agreed! Thanks Caro x

  • Shrads

  • July 26, 2015

Way too tempting, if I did this today I wouldn’t have been able to get out! Lovely post x

  • Little Jam Pot Life

  • July 26, 2015

The words, The pictures, the relevance to how I feel too, I love the warmth in fresh linen snuggled with my babies xx

  • Sheona

  • July 26, 2015

Sundays are for staying in bed I think. At least until midday!

I think when you have to get up and rush to work, bed seems even more inviting. Perhaps now you will be commuting in slightly later, you’ll not feel so much need xxx

  • Caro

  • July 26, 2015

Lovely post. Snuggling in bed is what rainy days and Sundays were made for.

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