Friday, September 14, 2012

Taking a Siesta

Have you ever felt that lethargy between 1 and 3 in the afternoon? If so, you are not alone. That sleepiness, which cannot overcome even by a cup of Colombian café, has a remedy that was given to us by the Spanish conquistadors: a siesta … a nap.

No doubt, it is an endangered species, and it is virtually unknown to Americans.

The siesta if for some a symbol of laziness, especially in a world that spins at a million miles per hours and where almost everything is operating 24 hours a day.

Did you know?
The word siesta is form the Latin “sexta” for “sixth hour”, meaning six hours after sunrise, or midday.

Photo by Juan Miret

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