It was a tiring Saturday for him. After a four hour long meeting and some heated discussions, he also had to run a few errands. So overall it was a busy day for him as he jumped from one thing and landed in the next. After working for 13 hours on the weekend, he breathed a sigh of relief for expecting a relaxed Sunday. It was just 10 pm and he never liked to sleep early on a Saturday evening. But exceptions always pop up unexpectedly. He got into his bed and started listening to music. He listened to his 'Peace Playlist' with the slow beat melody soothing him. He lied down. The thought of not getting up early the next day made him happy. He thought of all the rest he would get. Those moments of relaxation and worry less state of bliss were all he needed at that time. He remembered how he never got more than 6 hours of sleep every night. But then he covered it all on the weekend. He realised how the process of going to sleep is so simple when you're tired. And how it's lengthy when you've got hundreds of things in your head. One song after the other made him more calm and sleepy. He loved to fall asleep while listening to music or while watching television and even while reading a book. He believed it was magical and surreal. 'All of Me' started playing which left a smile on his face. He closed his eyes to let the song inside his soul. He didn't even realise when he fell asleep. It was one of his most cherished way of falling asleep. After a while as the song changed, he opened his eyes. Unaware of himself, he switched off his mobile and happily went back to sleep. That was his moment of enjoying his long nap which started off with some person singing him to sleep. It was the moment of bliss as he escaped reality and entered his dreamland. At that moment there was no difference between him and a two month old baby. Sleep is when the oldest men change to become young. That was his moment of surrender to sleep and he rejoiced in it.
(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)