Why you should not burn the candle at both ends
You should not burn the candle at both ends. A candle is made to burn one end at a time. This allows for the tractor to get out of the barn without blowing out one of the burning candle ends.
Why you should not burn the candle at both ends.
Reason #1 Why you should not burn the candle at both ends.
Wait a minute, before I tell you why you should not burn the candle at both ends, I have to ask why there was a candle in the barn in the first place?Having a lit candle near straw could be really dangerous.
What does it mean to burn the candle at both ends? It means that you are working early in the morning and working late at night. The candle is your life. A candle should work during the day and sleep at night. If you work all day and get little rest your candle will not last long.
“My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay,
Reason #2 Why you should not burn the candle at both ends.
If you are tired from working all day and night you might start dreaming while you are typing and you might write about a barn and a tractor and a candle and then forget what you really wanted to say. You might actually be typing while you are asleep.
Reason #3 Why you should not burn the candle at both ends.
Your candle won’t last as long if you burn it at both ends. Your body needs a good nights sleep. If you stay up really late and wake up really early, you will walk around like a zombie the next day and only have energy to clean the seven litter boxes. You will not have any energy to be creative with out a good nights sleep.
How do you burn your candle? Do you work all day with little rest?
Please let me know in the comments. I would love to chat. But, really right now, I just want to take a nap.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.