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What Does Your End-Of-The-Day Feel Like?

Updated on April 16, 2020

The clock says the day is ending. My mind says "Whoa there! Not yet!"

I admire folks who can "just turn it off" but I haven't the faintest idea how they do it.
I admire folks who can "just turn it off" but I haven't the faintest idea how they do it. | Source

The body says "Enough!" The mind is still racing with the clock!

Here it is. If I had a grandfather clock (and I don't) it would be chiming 11 times. The darkness would be ample proof that it is not time for lunch, although I sometimes crave a snack at this time of the night.

I've had my shower and performed my "ready, set, go to bed" preparations, but the mind is saying "Whoa there! Not yet."

While the spirit is willing, the body is saying "Enough already!"

Sometimes it's a debate. Sometimes it's a knock down struggle which the body wins, though more battered and bruised. In the end, the mind acquiesces, and kicks in its memory chip for assaulting my semi-consciousness with the first glance at the morning-facing window.

I approach sleep with the far off ideal of wishing that once, just once I could self-talk a "Mission Accomplished." But when I try that one occasionally, the mind flashes an image of G. W. Bush on the deck of that carrier. The thought dies instantly, but the wish prevails.

I settle for "Call it a day."

I wish I could call it something else, because that thought is enough to change my remark instantly to "What a day!"

Sigh.

"I'll get the light, Honey."

_______


Is there news at midnight?  I hope not to find out.
Is there news at midnight? I hope not to find out. | Source

© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      15 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      For some reason, today this showed only as a Draft Hub, despite the comments here. So I hit Edit, and Publish. Perhaps someone needed a chuckle with my end of the day wrestling to let go of another day?

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      8 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      kashmir56: You are blest my friend. It doesn't always work that way for others of our species.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I never fight with myself to go to bed, both mind and body agree it's now time to go to bed and sleep.

      Well done !

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      8 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Been there, done that, and others will echo the process.

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      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      I usually watch reruns of Frasier ...I go to bed fairly early as I get up at 4ish. So I like to relax with a little nonsense. Interesting thought here.

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