sleep [20/365]

by Sherry Hill January. 20, 2019 263 views
[where i dream]

[where i dream]

sleep to an insomniac is elusive.. i think i came out of the womb with a questionable eye open and a mistrust of people.. i have almost never felt safe, i've always slept so lightly, almost on guard.. when i was younger, i employed insomnia as a safe tactic, and for my own selfish creative means.. [night is mostly void of people] while others slept, i thrived..

and it takes a long time to convince that thing inside your chest that it can uncoil.. then a little longer to tell it to release the memory pattern of tension.. it doesn't always have to be on that cusp of springing back..

just this past year, i have developed, what i think, is a healthy relationship with sleep.. learning to put anxiety in a box and tuck it away..

i LOVE my bed.. last night i went in and took this picture of my bed, knowing i was going to be crawling in those sheets just before midnight.. i grabbed Ava, and brought her in with me, i put a drop of dream oil on my pillow and my body went slack in the cold mattress and i whispered how grateful i am..

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Andi Saw 1 year, 6 months ago

If I were there, I would touch the logs all day through... and night.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 6 months ago

I so love the light of this picture. And its "dreamy" look too. smile

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 6 months ago

Great capture of a peaceful place. The lighting is perfect and the grayscale does definitely give it an aura of peace. Nicely done. I really like it.

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Sherry Hill Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 6 months ago

thank you.. i struggled with letting go of the colour version.. i'm trying to get more comfortable with black and white..

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