Sleeping in. To me, it’s one of life’s greatest luxuries.

Yet I find myself a bit embarrassed whenever I confess my indulgences. I realize the world around me has been busy and have completed a lot of their day already. Had I only risen early, surely I too would have accomplished so much. However this doesn’t stop me from my extravagant stupor.

These are my thoughts from today as I woke up from a divine sleeping in experience.

Lotus flower and seaweed ribbons adorn this made up under water fantasy

Beneath Dark Lotus Waters – reproductions available.

I halfheartedly open my eyes from a bird calling or perhaps my dream of looking into a window outside of my house and all the way through to the other side peering at people walking in the yard. Guiltily, I remember looking at my phone to see the time.

10:24 am.

Willingly, I slide back in. Dreaming and reality mix like being suspended under dark, murky water and looking up into the air filled world. Visions are rippled and sounds are muffled… magical. Like heavy water reaching around my body and gently pulling me back down, sleep beckons me back like a siren. Feelings of weightlessness and my head swimming inside only add to the delicious affect. I’m in that otherworldly state between wakefulness and slumber and I relish it. I succumb.


This morning, dare I call it, I lay in my comfy pillow top bed with soft sheets and cool air blowing from the a/c. My eyes slowly open and the room is dark, although I can see shadows of light behind the dark purple light blocking curtains. I reluctantly reach for my phone to see the time.

11:50 am.

Sleep, once again, has filled my addicted cup. Gone in moments are the 86 minutes between the two worlds. I can only account for them in dreams.

Ah but what a delicious spell it was. I eagerly eat up the pleasurable activity that is sleeping in.

paintings by Jaime Haney

Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page in the menu at the top. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is mystery.

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