"The tranquil vale, the enchanted citadel, -
Another day swoons to another night."
~Hall Caine 'After Sunset'
I love the moment when I first slip under the covers at night time and let the day go in favor of that dreamy, restful place between wakefulness and sleep. My family have said for years that I am like 'The Princess and the Pea' because I sleep with so many layers of blankets. I find the weight and warmth soothing. When I was a little girl I was afraid of the dark, but now I look forward to turning out my light, pulling my bed covers close, and letting my eyes close as I say goodnight to the day and hello to my dreams.