Friday, September 19, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - "Invitation"

A big bed, soft - yet not so soft that it sags in the middle – and comfortable.


700-thread count cotton bedsheets with the ends tucked tightly under the mattress so that the surface is without a single wrinkle.


Three or four fluffy pillows filled with goose down (not feathers that can – and do - stick their sharp ends out and poke you painfully at random and in random places) and wearing butter-soft cotton covers, piled up at the head of the bed.


A big, soft fluffy duvet or comforter, also filled with goose down and wearing a cotton cover similar to that of the pillows.


An electric blanket.


A cold, wet, dark winter night.

= ??????

I might not be good at conventional maths, but I DO know that all the above add up to an invitation to spend the evening in bed cuddled up with a good book, prior to sinking into blissful sleep...

THAT'S my kind of maths.


mgirl said...

I don't like math but I do like your math. Sounds like a very good invitation!

ss said...

Err - then why the ???

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

Sounds great:) Sadly, not a possibility in Chennai for oh so many reasons.

Nita Jo said...

I'm with you on cuddling up with a good book... for me, it's also an invitation to pop in an old movie. Nice post!

shyam said...

mgirl: believe ME, I dont like maths either :)

ss: That ???? was for readers! I gave the answer because I didnt want anybody to come to a different conclusion :D

Teesu: For Chennai, the first requirement would be an Arctic-style air conditioner with the other things kinda toned down (no electric blankie reqd, for instance) :)

Nita Jo: For some reason I cant watch a movie in bed - I tend to fall asleep! :D

Granny Smith said...

I would accept that invitation in a flash! Make my book a mystery. And make my nightgown soft flannel.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading this at 2am, and you've just persuaded me to go to bed! Nice post.

Aki Nominal said...

Ahh, now all I want is to snuggle up in bed and sleep. You convinced me. Good post! :)

Pam said...

Sounds like the kind of math you want running through your head late at night. Made me tired reading it.

B. Roan said...

Sounds perfect!

Kamini said...

Lovely! And after a nice tramp around the countryside and a delicious dinner....heavenly bliss, indeed!

tumblewords said...

Perfect! Cold and rainy here today. Sounds so perfect!

shyam said...

Granny: Flannel is nice :)

Keith: 2 a.m! You cant have needed much persuasion :D

aki: Thanks :)

Pam: Too right!

B.Roan: Oh yes, it is. Sleep is such a blissful thing!

Kamini: Absolutely. That always helps :)

Tumnblewords: And here today. *sigh*

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Yeah, it all adds up, but minus the electric blanket for me please!

Nice use of the prompt!

TD said...

Yes, that is certainly an invitation to which I would respond mathematically affirmatively. :)