|What my nightstand says about me: I am seeking answers in politics and sourdough, I like aesthetics and use my alarm clock only to know the times I wake in the middle of the night.|
I have a theory. Your nightstand, and what you keep on it, speaks volumes about who you are and where you are in life.
Some people have books. These people generally like to calm their mind before bed by escaping reality for a moment, submerging themselves into an ocean of fantasy / knowledge / fiction / mystery.
Some people have special little trinkets. An outsider might think that they are "chachkies" but to the owners, they are sentimental treasures. These people generally have a sensitivity to the sentimental, and prefer loyalty and truthfulness in everything over the appearance-minded.
Others have the necessities close by. When I was nursing, necessities consitituted a big cup of water, pacifiers, burp rags and the baby monitor. For some a necessity might be more like glasses (their "eyes" if you will), or even teeth in a glass. Perhaps it is a snack (for medical necessity, or pregnancy induced nausea). I know some people who keep a firearm close by. Now I get a thrill from that necessity! What must their lives look like?
An alarm clock is telling of people who are more time oriented than event oriented. People who have obligations and responsibilities that wait for no one.
A mess on a nightstand might say something about a person's mental state. Someone who feels chaotic may allow their lives to be reflected that way all the way up to the moment they find sleep.
A journal and a pen or a Bible or a book of philosophy / poetry might tell of someone who may be cerebral and a "thinker", but who ultimately needs to find rest and peace as they end their day.
The nightstand is the final stop in your day. It is the place where people are most "real"...no pretensions.
And so, I ask you....What does your nightstand say about you?