I've only just woken up, it's again 3PM. I feel like I've contracted a cold, something heavy in my chest impeding my breathing. My anxiety screams possibilities to me, but I shush it and lovingly eye my allergy medicine. I discovered something, by accident mostly. My daughter, who is a brilliant astrophysicist, with a doctorate from John Hopkins, and some papers that actually opened a can of worms on "photographing" planets and stars and gives her the ability to have a discovery of her own.... hates/can't read. I have always read to my children, and my oldest boy has tons of childrens books and tapes of me reading (for when they went to their fathers). My daughter would often come home during some holiday or another and I'd buy a childrens book and read them to her, and when she came home after graduating..she brought a childrens book to read to me, well, a few. She loves the pigeon books. At any rate, I offered to loan her some books on my recommendation and she looked at me mystified and said "Mom? Didn't you know? I can't read. It bores me to death, any book, no matter what kind. I fall asleep instantly." I asked her if it had to do with her severe narcolepsy and she said "Maybe, but the fact is, I haven't read a single book since I was a young teen, I just can't waste my time sleeping like that. That's why I buy books on CD and listen to them in my car."
Imagine my dismay. I mean it took a while for me to transition from book to kindle. I have so many books that they are stacked all over, and for the most part, most of them look brand new because I take very good care of them. But to find that she hasn't read some of the most beautiful books... I ask myself and her both why she recommended Invisible Cities to me years ago (although I had it and not read it) and she said she read it on CD and bought the book to have in her collection. I'm so confused.
I found the perfect little box for the cockatoo. It's not nest material, so he'll make short work of it, but I love that it's so rigid. I need to order something so that I can give him a nesting box. It seems like all of the birds and cats and dogs are sleeping. It's so quiet. My daughter flew off to Baltimore to spend a week with her friends (they bought the ticket), and the wife is at work. I think I'll have something to drink with my meds and go back to bed.