Originally Posted: May 29, 2015
And I forgot why until today.
We climbed back into the hot vans at 3:30 in the afternoon in San Antonino, Texas. We being the students at American YouthWorks after a long day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Matt started driving the rowdy van and it finally started to cool off. The students in the back refused to stop discussing all of the rides they went on and how we should have stayed longer. The staff started discussing things of a more “grown-up” nature. Politics, weekend plans, needing a vacation.
I, instead, leaned my head back against my head rest and refused to fight off my urge, and natural tendency, to nap. My eyes began to close and I was “out” as Matt said.
In the same way you have vivid dreams and can’t recall them, I heard every word spoken on the drive back to Austin, Texas. And I napped more peacefully than I have in quite a while.
I forgot until today that the reason I fall asleep to Parks and Recreation every night is because the sounds of people talking and laughing and connecting is so, so soothing to me. It puts me at peace. I love that sound so much it carries me off to bed and gives me rest.