Sleeping is hard. To be asleep is magical but sleeping is hard.
To be asleep, you are inside your own mind, filled with fantastical and grotesque imaginings. Sleeping, or to fall asleep means that you must battle the fantastical or grotesque imaginings that stand in your way.
Sleeping is hard. To sleep, the tension must slip off, and the thoughts that interfere must fade into dust. To sleep, you must close your eyes and breathe slowly; breathe deeply. To be asleep, your breathing naturally slows; breathing becomes shallow and measured.
To be asleep is magical, but sleeping is hard. To be asleep, you process your life in ways unfathomable to the waking mind. To be asleep, your panic or fear manifests itself in terrifying ways, but not traumatically; never traumatically because you will wake up and the terror will fade to dust.
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Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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