Saturday, June 02, 2007

signal samurai

so signal is doing this new thing where he doesn't like to fall asleep. okay, well that is not really new. but now, if you lie him down, he screams bloody murder. okay, well that's not really new either! but there is a new thing.

and that is, he will only go down to sleep after a fight, and usually that fight takes place with him sitting up. so now he has taken to dropping off while sitting - either on the floor or the couch or your knee or your lap. any place really. just fights and fights and fights, then wobbles, the crashes. if you catch him mid-slow-blink and slip the soother in, you can usually speed up the process by about three minutes!

so i have written signal a haiku about falling asleep honourably.

SEPPUKU - THE RIGHT TO KILL ONESELF WITH HONOUR TO ATONE FOR FAILURE (Kazuo Koike - Lone Wolf and Cub)

fighting with honour
the heavy lids -- finally
soother seppuku

here he is post-seppuku, only this time he was wrestled into sleep by peter peanut (his doll) and his little taggie:



poor sweetie!

1 comment:

False Prophet said...

Sleep on horseback,
The far moon in a continuing dream,
Steam of roasting tea.

-Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)