Permission to Nap: Taking Time to Restore Your Spirit by Jill Murphy Long is the book to back up my thoughts about napping.
Taking a nap is one of life’s great luxuries. Like the first birds singing in spring breezes, and rivers rushing with snowmelt. And like the way everything glows in the evenings after the rain, and the rainbows–double and even triple rainbows! Those are right up there with falling stars across New Mexico skies at midnight, Oklahoma sunsets, the smell of sage in a Wyoming thunderstorm you can see coming for miles, and the sound of the wind in the Colorado pines.
Wildflowers, fat marmots, brilliant cardinals and croaking toads–these joys are available to us all. And when you add a really good story to gently fall asleep to, say Snow in April by Rosamunde Pilcher, with sunshine bathing your face . . . . Let’s just call ourselves blessed. And rest.