Thursday, October 13, 2005

About insomnia

As you saw in a previous posting, the Japanese have a famous ability to sleep just about anywhere.

And I'm not talking about dozing off in a sitting position on a pubic bus. I'm talkin' not homeless but still 180-degrees horizontal and in flat-out R.E.M. sleep in a high-traffic public place.

Actually, I it's that crime is still very low in Japan. Very low. But even if you talk to old timers in the U.S., you'll hear stories about people sleeping outside in a public (say, on a park bench) and not being bothered at all. That evironment still exists in Japan. Not everywhere. But still in a lot of places.

Now wouldn't that make a person mellow?

—Mellow Monk

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