I've developed a lovely evening ritual.
Before falling asleep, I read
- a Billy Collins poem (I'm reading through my six Billy Collins books, in order)
- another poem or two (currently from the Garrison Keillor Good Poems anthology; I'm not a huge Keillor fan, but I like this collection)
- a short piece of prose (right now, that's a chapter from The Flight of the Iguana, which I am really enjoying)
- more of my current book — however much I can read before getting sleepy, from a paragraph to several chapters (the current book is Dreaming in Code, which I'm also really enjoying
It's a pleasant, mindful, restful, delightful way to end the day.