How I get up in the morning…

Posted: June 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
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…at least on those mornings when I wake up with words roaming around in my head:  I lay there in the margin between asleep and awake—you know the place—and run the words through alteration, addition, and recombination until they settle into a seemly form.  Then I rehearse the result to myself, over and over, trying to memorize the sound and flow, and when I think I have at least the basic essence of it, I rise.  It is a quick but gentle rising, a mix of urgency and care, as if I’ve awoken already upright with a bucket of water on my head which I must get to its ultimate receptacle without spilling a drop.  That is the best way of waking, with urgency and purpose and a reason to live one more day.

That’s one of my favorite ways of waking up in the morning.  What’s yours?

  1. Deanna says:

    I usually get up as soon as the days possibilities start to swirl in my head but I stagger around until my brain wakes up. I could never walk with a bucket of water on my head. 😉 I would spill every drop.

  2. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Keli,

    I just woke after a long day of sleep (recovering from a four night shift up top) trying to remember a series of surreal dreams. I like how you wake; slowly arranging words until you know they’re right and then getting to a place where you can write them down.

    I will be wandering here, Keli. Thanks for reaching out.



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