Good to read, as I sit reading in the middle of the Beijing night, that quiet time awake is not something to resist but perfectly normal, even without jetlag, according to an oped in the New York Times, “Dreams Deferred.” I often wonder about how to find time for reflection in this all too rushed life – the way we live now, in 2011 – and perhaps this is the answer. A notable and likeable thing about daily life in China, and elsewhere outside the urbanized West, is that one sees people sleeping all the time. I’ve often seen a Chinese workman taking a nap in his cart, parked along a shady street.
Broken sleep isn’t broken
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and occasional scholar who also writes about how women gain and wield power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a research associate of the Fairbank Center at Harvard, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and founder of the Train Campaign. She was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, Read Karen’s occasional dispatches from the frontlines of international publishing at Karen's Letter on Substack, and follow her on Twitter etc @karenchristenze.
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