Sunday, December 2, 2007

Learning to Love the Wind

While undergoing sleep therapy yesterday, I decided to take the time to really listen to and enjoy the rain on the leaves outside. It's a sound I love, and in lives past I would have taken a nap just BECAUSE it was raining so I could listen to it and fall asleep.

After enjoying the rain for a bit, I focused on the wind. I noticed that the sound itself was not unpleasant. It was actually very similar to the sound of crashing waves in Mexico, one of my favorite sounds on earth. For a few moments I pretended I was in Mexico, but then I brought myself back to Oklahoma and the wind-and enjoyed not the waves on the beach but the wind outside my window.

Today the wind is still there, and I have finally learned to enjoy it. Yes, I believe that joy can become a habit just like anything else.

8 comments:

Switchsky said...

believe believe

Mim said...

Hmmm...sleep therapy - sounds good to me - I am a terrible sleeper. Regarding your comment on the screws in your leg - I also have screws in my leg - 12 right now and I am trying to get an appointment to get them out! How did you get "screwed". Mim

Debra Kay said...

You got it switch! Mim, I've had to have my foot broken twice and realigned-congential flat feet. This time they broke it and wedged in a piece of cadaver bone in my ankle to make it stay-I am convinced it's probably a chunk of Allistar Cooke.

Michele said...

I actually turn up Zoe's monitor each night because the sound it makes reminds me of the waves in Mexico and of rain. I love to listen as I fall asleep and pretent I'm somewhere peaceful and enjoying a nice vacation.

Forever Young said...

sleep therapy,being screwed in the foot,pieces of Alistar Cooke...what planet are you guys on?

Debra Kay said...

Sounds like the Planet of Peg Legged Women!

Mim said...

I often wonder what planet I live on - I loved the title of the Oliver Sacks book "an Anthropologist on Mars"

Prozacville said...

A habit I'd like to learn...