By rights, I should be fast asleep after getting home at 3.15.
That's right, six hours ago I was leaving the M60 to get home after a marathon 18 hour day in the office.
I should be catching up on some sleep. Recharging my batteries. So, why am I sitting here writing this, with that hazy feeling of cotton wool inside my head?
Personally I think the body is amazing.
- Take the brain. This mass of cells, each with a task of its own, practically floating inside our skull. The massive network of nerves that send electrical impulses to muscles, which move and act in a totally natural, unconscious way. The way we 'learn' and remember. A filing system bigger than any computer could have.
- The heart, constantly pumping red blood cells around the arteries, veins and capilliaries, like a huge road network, carrying the necessary oxygen to the organs.
- The white blood cells waiting to be called into action, should infection occur.
- Our skeleton holding the organs in place, and containing much needed nutrients to help us remain healthy.
- Our lungs, consistently inflating and deflating as we breathe in the air around us.
- The skin, itself a mass of cells, holding everything together, keeping the weather out, whilst at the same time helping to regulate the temperature within.
- Our eyes, ears, nose.
- Our mouth. Teeth. Even our tongue is divided into sections to help us appreciate the taste of food.
So why, after a relatively short sleep, has my body decided that I've had enough and I awake to another day?
Thankfully, I'm not going to work today. I don't think I could manage the journey. So I will take it slowly, and I'll have an early night.
Our body is amazing. It's important that we look after it, as it has been 'designed' to look after us.