If only it were as easy to follow through in the morning as it is to commit to grand plans late at night.
This is classic small-hours rumination from yours truly. Lying on my back, staring into the black space where the ceiling should be and waiting for the melatonin to kick in, I’ll idly wonder if tomorrow is the day when I’ll finally nail the ‘perfect day’ formula. I won’t, obviously, because the person having these thoughts is not the same one who will wake up in the morning.
There’s a great quote from Bob Dylan that really resonates with me, as I’m sure it does with many others:
I change throughout the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.”
There are many other classic one-liners like it, from Virginia Woolf to Gandhi and everyone in between, but Dylan’s strikes me deepest. I’m not sure why. I’m not a particular fan of his music and it’s certainly not the most concise of the lot, but the language is simple, unpretentious and to the point. It is – dare I say it – relatable.