16 Apr

There is nothing lonelier than lying awake next to a deeply slumbering person, counting moments to the rhythm of their breath.

20 Responses to “Vulnerabilia”

  1. sands April 16, 2010 at 2:12 am #

    Agree! Lying awake next to someone who is sleeping makes me feel lonely though I usually end up waking them up!

  2. M..... April 16, 2010 at 8:00 am #

    …and listening to your heart beat

  3. Anjali April 16, 2010 at 9:00 am #

    That is so true. If you find ways of waking him up without letting him know that you did it, let me know 🙂

  4. dipali April 16, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    Especially if you’ve had an unresolved argument with the said slumbering person:(

  5. BlueMist April 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    Sigh !

  6. jp April 17, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    hmm… usually the slumbering person is me. kind of feel bad for the dude now.

  7. Mallika April 17, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    Horrible . I’d want to kill that person :p

  8. Guy April 17, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Depends on the slumberer. If she were my beloved, I’d play with her hair while she drifts into deeper slumber. My beloved needs all the rest she can get. 😉 Then I’d scan her face closely for blackheads and mark the guys down for tackling later, when I give her a facial.

  9. Tamanna April 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    Somehow that makes me feel all’s well with my world!

  10. Orange Jammies April 17, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

    sands: I try to desist but can’t say I don’t wish they’d wake up. 🙂

    M…: My thoughts are usually too loud.

    Anjali: 😀 Deal.

    dipali: Ouch, that would be even less fun. 😦

    BlueMist: An “I relate” sigh or “Gosh you nutjob” sigh?

    jp: You should, you lucky bum!

    Mallika: Err, okay, Miz Congeniality. 😛

    Guy: Note: Unless you’re Dermott Mulroney in The Wedding Date, do not, repeat, do not carry over the day job to bed.

    Tamanna: And how long have you been practicing Mahayana Buddhism? 😛

  11. Guy April 18, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    @OJ “Note: Unless you’re Dermott Mulroney in The Wedding Date, do not, repeat, do not carry over the day job to bed.”

    Silly woman, why can’t you believe that it’s possible for a man to so adore his beloved that he would *always* look for ways to spoil her, to keep her feeling loved glowing and feeling loved.

    Sum peepul… so cynical about love!

    *disappointed head shake*

  12. Orange Jammies April 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    Guy: “why can’t you believe…” Because there’s no such thing as free lunch. And the facial thing is seriously creepy.

  13. Guy April 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    @OJ Guy: “why can’t you believe…” Because there’s no such thing as free lunch.

    Of course there’s no free lunch. A big part of this is what *she* does that inspires my adoration.

    Briefly, the things she does while AWAKE is what makes me want to protect her from the world (and play with her hair n look for blackheads) while she’s asleep.

    Now please don’t ask, whether I would continue spoiling her if she does NOT inspire me to do it etc etc.

    This is beyond simple quid pro quo.

    It’s not about walking halfway and expecting the partner to walk the other half. It’s about expecting NOTHING. It’s about walking ALL THE WAY when she doesn’t feel like taking even a step.

    But I digress…this is for another thread….

    @OJ “And the facial thing is seriously creepy.”

    I give her a facial while she’s AWAKE duh! not while she’s asleep.

    I give her a facial, or I oil her hair or brush it or give her a footrub or [edited out].
    I do what she most wants. Period.

    And she does the same. She does *whatever* I want.

    But I digress again…

    Long story short : “lying awake next to a deeply slumbering person” is lonely or not depending on the slumberer.

  14. the mad momma April 18, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    jest wake him up. zimble.

  15. Orange Jammies April 19, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    Guy: I’m going to rename this The Post That Launched A 1000 Words. Interesting, what 21 little ones can do to a man.

    the mad momma: I don’t feel so good about that. 😦

  16. dipali April 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    I need a really important reason to wake up anybody, and
    especially my deeply snoring spouse.
    One day I must tell you about the junior and senior Kumbhakaran’s in my life!

  17. Guy April 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    I can’t believe you snipped my post…I feel so bobbitted ! 😦

    It’s tough enough finding a real man who speaks his mind, and when one comes along, they muzzle him up!!

    Listen Ms.Pajamas, if you want me to continue sharing my immense wisdom with your subscribers, I need an assurance that my posts will be published verbatim.

  18. Orange Jammies April 20, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    dipali: I’m all ears. 🙂

    Guy: You see that girl in the corner? Yes, that one on her knees, begging you to share. That’s not me.

  19. Tamanna Mishra April 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    LOLOLLLL! naah.. when ppl are up, i just talk and crib and all that.. when they sleep, i cant do any of it. That’s when i realise that all’s really well with my world 😛 😛 Buddhism is for the husband, I am just human 😀

  20. Orange Jammies April 23, 2010 at 12:52 am #

    Tamanna: 😉 Glad that works for you.

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