Saturday, 21 January 2012


“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.” - Henry David Thoreau

It was a relaxing day today. Got up early, but stayed in bed a little and read, then a leisurely breakfast and an amble in the garden. Some chores and shopping next, then a pleasant lunch while watching a movie. In the evening a wonderful dinner and a delightful time opening some belated Christmas/New Year presents…

Now, as the night progresses, what better a lullaby than a beautiful Bach aria? Here is J.S. Bach’s “Schlafe mein Liebster” BWV 213, from “Die Wahl des Herkules”.

“Sleep, my darling, and take care that you rest,
Follow the thoughts that allurement has kindled.
Taste the contentment of sleep
On this soft breast
And let your pleasure know no bounds.

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