- mentally or physically inactive; lethargic.
“we sat around in a torpid state”
I just came back from Doha. They say travel opens your eyes and mind, but it also makes you so tired; living off a suitcase,different weather, eating different food, hearing the sound of the lift opening and closing.
I want to lie in a cool, darkened mud hut with small windows. I want to lie facing up on a mat with a hard pillow. I want silence. Doors closed. The only time the door of this hut opens is when a small barefooted, geisha-like lady tiptoes in and places a small porcelain cup of iced lemon tea by the mat and whispers, “ Chocolate Man, your tea.”
With my eyes closed I will reach for her wrist, brittle like a twig, and mumble, “Don’t let anyone in here.”
“But there is someone waiting outside.”
“Someone from your blog.” She will whisper, kneeling next to me, her voice pleading. “What do I tell him?”
“Tell him I’m torpid.”
“As you wish, Chocolate Man.”
I want to lie in this hut this week, Gang. Allow me to lie in this hut just for this week.
Let me be.
And no snarky comments, please.
(Uhm, to the ladies not the gentlemen)