Who doesn’t love a good nap?
I rarely take one, but the idea of the siesta appeals to me. I can get behind eating a nice midday meal, downing some wine, and snoozing for an hour or so. That seems like a very civilized way to live, which might explain why we don’t do it some countries. That’s not to say that the citizens of those countries aren’t civilized, but rather the systems in which we live could do a little growing up. People are more productive when they’re happy, rested, and feel valued. Providing a little time each afternoon to let employees recharge can’t be a bad thing.
So yeah, I’m game for the siesta. Let’s make it happen, people. It’s time to bring back nap time.
Anyway, siesta songs:
“So Tired,” Hoagy Carmichael.
“Rest My Head Against the Wall,” Heatmiser
“Lay Down,” Melanie Safka.
“Let Me Sleep Beside You,” David Bowie.
“Somebody’s Sleeping In My Bed,” Johnnie Taylor.
“Sleep,” The Dandy Warhols.
“Siesta/Kitt’s Kiss/Lost In Madrid (Part II),” Miles Davis and Marcus Miller.
“You’ll Wake Up Wiser,” Betty LaVette.
There you have it: eight songs for your midday siesta. What did I miss? I’m listening.
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