This month’s fairy tale is the Princess and the Pea. If you remember, the old queen tests to see if the bedraggled girl the prince is to marry is a REAL Princess. She puts a pea under 20 mattresses and twenty eider-down beds. If the girl is a REAL princess she will feel the pea as she sleeps.
I feel discomfort at everything in bed at night: slightly bunched up night-gown, the buttons on the mattress tufting, a hard pillow pressing my ear. All this time I thought it was fibromyalgia sensitivity to pressure. Turns out I must be a REAL Princess!
(Assignment is to do vignettes of possible “bed scenes”)