You really do need the alarm.
Because an hour later, when you finally wake up again without the help of an alarm, you'll be late. And that leisurely morning of putzing about before getting ready for work - that putzing time when you write whatever is in your brain - is gone. And in its place is a hurried panic and an un-peaceful rushing about that will not help set up the day for joy.
So, you will all have to imagine what I might have put down in this space today. Imagine it was brilliant. Imagine that it had you laughing, tears running down your face, belly hurting from the effort to keep breathing. Imagine that what I wrote was so magnificent, you passed it onto friends and just reading it made their day better. Imagine that this pretend post was enough to change the world. Are you imagining that? Good.
Pretending something is perfect can sometimes be much better than the real thing. Hence people going back for a second date. Or getting married. Or having children. Or acting like their back or knees or brain are twenty-one and not slowly disintegrating and falling apart. Or buying into the popularity of Crocs and actually wearing them out in public and not pretending that their feet don’t smell up the room… I mean, really what are they thinking?
Happy very slow to start but sure to be a perfect Friday to you all!