B is for bed

“As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.” Or: “You made your bed, now sleep in it.” (Wie man sich bettet, so liegt man.) This is rather moralizing, don’t you think? Unless, of course, you’re Gianna Nannini singing Kurt Weill. Anyhow, life sometimes lets you get up and remake the bed, and sometimes it even gives you boards and nails to build a new one from scratch.

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, weathy and wise.” (Benjamin Franklin) (Morgenstund’ hat Gold im Mund.) This saying works quite well if you’ve begun experiencing senile insomnia, like me. But oh, those poor souls who just don’t feel like getting out of bed before daybreak…

My favorite bed quote? “And so to bed…” (Samuel Pepys)  Yes! Rolling home!

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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