December 15, 2018: Slow Waking Weekend Morning

"Then imitate the action of the tiger: 

Stiffen the sinews, conjure up the blood,

Disguise fair nature with hard-favoured rage:

Then lend the eye a terrible aspect; . . . .

Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide;

Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit to his full height . . ."

––William Shakespeare:Henry V, 3.1

Even Cheetahs wake slowly, before they “stand like greyhounds in the slips”. 

 © Philip Knight 2018