Where Do You Go To My Lovely?
Yesterday on Grace’s blog Just Tawkin l read a post Everybody talks about sleep... which you should have a read yourself also and it displayed a small video of a very sleepy child. Grace was tawkin of the term ‘to sleep like a baby’ and perhaps it should be changed to ‘sleep like a toddler’ and there is a line in the clip towards the end from the sister of sleepy child and it is ‘Where are you baby? This line got me to thinking and then in the comments Grace herself asks the question …
So funny to watch her sleep-eat! And an interesting question from her older sister – where are we when we sleep?
Her question made me think on the subject of sleep, but also the song by Peter Sarstedt “Where do you go to my lovely’ 1969 …
But where do you go to, my lovely
When you’re alone in your bed?
Tell me the thoughts that surround you
I want to look inside your head, yes, I doPeter Sarstedt lyrics 1969
So the question today is ‘Where do we go to when we are asleep?” or if you prefer Grace’s version “Where are we when we sleep?”
Every night before l finally close my eyes l always have this snippet of Edgar Allen Poe’s run through my head …
“Sleep: Those little slices of death, how I loathe them”
– Edgar Allen Poe
But in addition to that l also say gently – ‘See you in the morning mate, provided that you awaken!”
Irrelevant to my age today, l have always been baffled by the trust we place in ourselves to fall asleep, sleep and wake up again. Yes, yes, l know the body needs to regenerate energies and sleep allows us that and the scientists amongst you will come on board with the ins and outs of where we go to biologically, but how about the imaginative amongst you – where do we go to? Where do you go to?
Me, recently l have started to dream again … it had vanished for a while this year, but as l am starting to settle down and relax and chill out in my new home – my creativity and wants to be creative are returning and so too is and are my full colours of dream state! So now l take long journeys into the land of make believe and high fantasy!
“Where do we go to when we are asleep?”
“Where are we when we sleep?”
Let me know your thoughts below. Thanks.