Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sleeping, Part 8

Unless I'm drunk (something that hasn't happened for over 20 years) or completely exhausted (which is more frequent) it's pretty difficult for me to do anything other than doze momentarily if I'm not in a recliner, the passenger seat of an automobile on a long drive, or in bed. Actually, the car isn't a good place to sleep, either.

Some of the folks in past entries to this series may also just be dozing, but my observation at the time - although I didn't try picking a pocket or anything like that - was that they were dead to the world. The woman up top today was above the sidewalk on a fairly quiet street, but look at the narrow spot she'd wedged herself into for a nap!

At least the guy in the makeshift hammock above had some palm trees nearby to lull him into slumber, but the man below was at a riverboat station on the Chao Phraya river, with the constant noise of the city broken only by the louder sputter and roar of the boats themselves. Add to that the fact that he's sleeping on a stone bench, and you have to figure he could sleep most anywhere.

1 comment:

beachlover said...

There's nothing like sleeping in a noisy spot with stuff going on all around you. I'm one of those people who can fall asleep anywhere... in the car... on the plane... bench... office... anywhere.