December Theme: The Gift I Most Want (Alan Gratz)
TIME. That is the gift I most want.
More time to write, more time to read, more time with my family.
The answer to this problem is very simple: don't sleep anymore.
We spend a third of our lives asleep! Think of all that time we're wasting. If I had that time to write, I could spend the rest of my day reading and hanging out with my family. But of course our bodies need sleep.
The answer to THAT problem is also very simple: I need a dolphin brain.
Dolphins have to be awake to breathe, so they never go fully to sleep. To compensate, one half of a dolphin's brain sleeps while the other half remains awake. Genius!
So I guess the gift I really want this holiday season is the brain of a dolphin.