Sleep St Francis

Sleep of the Saints

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” -Saint Francis de Sales.

Perhaps St. Francis de Sales knew the key to a good nights rest, and it is the reason he was recognized in an art exhibit on Sleep at the American Visionary Art Museum. My rationale could be way off-base, but have you ever noticed laying down to sleep at night in a frenzied state is not conducive sleeping like a baby?

The  exhibit on Sleep was the last I viewed at AVAM.  What drew me in was the bright colored furniture. Would bold color in the bedroom have any affect on how well you sleep? Or do you need a calm, orderly environment around you in order to sleep peacefully?

I’ll confess! I don’t sleep well getting into an unmade bed. Making the bed every morning when I rise and putting order to my bedroom is a must. When I slip under the covers, and before sleep overcomes, I like to feel the words of Julian of Norwich, who once said  all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well. The thought is comforting and reassuring.

I hope you enjoyed the peak into the American Visionary Art Museum located near Federal Hill in Baltimore. There is so much to see at AVAM! I was glad our plan for the day was to have lunch at Miss Shirley’s, a restaurant which has been featured on Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives. A great ending to a wonderful trip to downtown Baltimore. And by the way – if you ever go to Miss Shirley’s at the Baltimore Harbor or in Roland Park, where we went, I would highly recommend the vegetable crab soup! And the fried green tomatoes were out of this world.

Thank you cousin Meg. I so enjoyed spending my birthday with you!

 

 

 

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