Monday, January 28, 2008

Pillow Talk?

I refer, not to the conversation between a man and woman as they are lying in bed -- but to the fact that the older I get the more important it is to me that I sleep with my pillow. The skinny, non-descript, fiber-filled, K-Mart pillow with a plain-blue, cotton cover. It fits neatly in the hollow between my head and neck when folded in half. If I don't have this pillow or something very close, I get a neck ache and can't sleep. When I'm traveling and leave it at home, which I recently did, I'm doomed.

My thin pillow is running counter to the big pillow trend. Beds that once had one pillow per person, now are laden with pillows of many shapes, sizes and fabrics all designed to give the bed a boudoir look. This wasn't true when I was first married. Pillows had their place hidden under the sheets and blanket at the headboard. Today, the female inspired pillow boom-cycle make the pre-cleared bed uncomfortable for anything but looking at. Our bed at home has no less than 8 pillows. And they have migrated from bed to coach to comfortable chair. There are more pillows in my house than places to put them. Where' does this end?

My sleeping needs are modest, I don't need sheets with 400 stitches per inch or feather comforters or matching pillows; but I do need my thin pillow, I wish I didn't but I do.


Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the pillow problem. I also have a blanket problem, a favorite (ugly, can't- wear-it-outside-the-house)sweater problem and have to have cream for my coffee problem. I used to be much more flexible and easier to please. As I age, I know what I want and I don't wish to compromise!
I also drive my husband crazy with the pretty pillows on the bed!

Francis Shivone said...

Thanks, I didn't want to admit that I often bring a small comfortable blanket with me. I do understand.

she who must be obeyed said...

As Francis'wife I appreciate the support on the pillows on the bed!Thanks