Saturday, November 15, 2014

Deck Fright

"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." King Henry IV

When the sun crept across the deck yesterday morning, this is what revealed itself to me. Not quite a month into his reign and he's already beginning to droop a bit. This morning his crown of white is all but gone. Even for Shakespeare, this feller's 'reign of terror' was a swift one. All in all, he ruled about 10 hours. In the play, King Henry, with this quote, is complaining about not being able to get a decent night's sleep. The vilest of the vile and those working mundane, boring jobs are drifting off to never never land he complains, but not the supreme ruler of the land? He might want to recall how he seized the thrown and what he had done to his predecessor. Anyone might have trouble getting his 'snooze on' under those conditions. 
Now that I think about it, I'm in a stretch of restlessness these last few weeks. Sleep seems to come in bursts.
I wonder what that's all about?
Might a hypnotist be an answer?
"You are getting very sleepy..."

18 comments:

  1. This is just plain scary! But I am glad the snow is melting. My guess would be that your "restlessness" and resulting "sleeplessness" is due less to your "reign of terror" than for your need to flee the bitter cold northland for the relative balmy breezes of central Florida, although it was 43 this AM in Ocala!

    Thanks for your nice comments and re your question on Ocala DP: Yes!

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  2. You picked the perfect image for this post... or the other way around!

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  3. Terrific image, Birdman. Love that white halo around the jack-o-lantern, which looks absolutely furious about the white stuff surrounding him.

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  4. Odd how we were both thinking pumpkin this morning. :-)

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  5. Oi, you can't blame this pumpkinhead for being uneasy.

    BTW, I recently had a few weeks of the kind of sleep you describe at the end. I think one's night of sleep is influenced by one's bedtime reading.

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  6. Fen photo and your take on royalty.

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  7. He does not look happy at all!

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  8. It was not real King Winter coming yet , only one of his guys , to see if you were ready to welcome the master ..
    Bad sleep ? Maybe you've got a crown that you don't see , who knows ?..

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  9. What a great photo of pumpkin king! As for the sleep, I just went through a bout of that myself. I think it must be part of the change in seasons.

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  10. He looks pretty good for two weeks past his special day. The squirrels in your town are just not doing their job! (I could sleep through anything for most of my life, but the last five years I have slept fitfully . . . what is that all about?)

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  11. I love this post, photo, thoughts...very nice.

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  12. Jack is looking quite angry about the snow falling on and around him!

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