B is for Bed

bedI invented a series of exercises… which I practice while I lie in bed in the morning. These movements were so designed as to exercise every part of the body, and I speedily found that equal benefit resulted as though they were practiced in an elaborate gymnasium.

The text is from Exercising in Bed: The Simplest and Most Effective System of Exercise Ever Devised, by Sanford Bennett (1907). Click here to read it online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2014

A is for Alarm Clock

alarm-clockI occasionally made use of an alarm clock in order to wake regularly at a certain hour in the morning. It probably happened hundreds of times that the sound of this instrument fitted into an apparently very long and connected dream, as if the entire dream had been especially designed for it.

The text is from the book The Interpretation of Dreams, by Sigmund Freud (1913). Click here to read it online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2014