Nature’s Sweet Nurse

Nannie scratched my little back until I fell asleep, singing or cooing, “Be still, honey. Rest is as good as sleep.” I resurrect this mantra when the night is long or the morning is early, glad I’ve memorized the Lord’s Prayer in English and Spanish. Wishing I’d memorized more poetry. Just think of the lucky ones who can sing themselves to sleep with the Magnificat.  

One thought on “Nature’s Sweet Nurse

  1. I totally relate to this and do the same thing even though I only know the English version—great repetition. And even though my grandma never told me Rest is as good as sleep – although she might have come to think of it – there are many nights I’ve told myself that.


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