Congratulations, you lived another day. Your prayers have been answered.
Growing up in the 1970s it was common in popular culture for kids to be shown saying their bedtime prayers. As an efficient Catholic, I only had one prayer.
It was the same one the other Catholic boys and girls in the neighborhood said too.
It starts innocently enough. “Now I lay me down to sleep….”
But like all good religious stories, there’s a kicker.
“If I die before I wake…..”
From an early age, I was reminded that there was a non-zero chance when I opened my eyes in the morning it might not be in the same place where I had started my sleep the night before.
When I saw this sign for coffee in Austin a few months ago it struck a nerve and I walked in and got a venti coffee celebrating another day.
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