Awake and Sober

You know that feeling after a big thanksgiving or other holiday feast? When you want to loosen your belt a notch and sit back and give in to the sleepy feeling that comes over you? I suppose it’s not unlike a moderate buzz from drinking, though I don’t have firsthand knowledge of such. It’s a calm, comfortable moment.

If someone was interested in attacking you for some reason, that would be a pretty good time to do so. You’re reflexes are slowed and your attention is fuzzy. You tend to fade in and out of conversation. You sleep through the big plays in the football game.

That feeling is common when we overindulge our appetites. It makes us a little slow, a little hazy… and vulnerable. Continue reading Awake and Sober