christine sleeps beneath
that dark sea of hair. only
her ear breaks the waves.

i am getting married in may! my bride to be is a fast and deep sleeper. it's a rare night when she doesn't fall asleep before i do... hours before i do.

when christine dozes off, i draw. i watch movies or listen to music. it's like a second night inside my night. i enjoy it. i plan for it. it doesn't make sense but it's easier to work when she is napping nearby.

i get a lot done but it's hard not to pause, not to climb into bed, when i glimpse christine's sleeping face. it is a vision of quietude. this isn't the first drawing that it has inspired. someday, i'm sure, there will be dozens of them.

© 2006 rama hughes