There is no greater pleasure than a day where time is not measured on a clock. Where cups of tea are the only numbers counted and the amount of book pages turned represent long seconds. Even through these measures, time is completely subjective. We can slip in and out of sleep, the warm blankets lulling our senses back to a place of dream like revelry. Is it still the same day or have I slept through the night? It almost feels that when I wake up, I am still asleep.
This is what I love most about Winter, we can have days where the world is observed from the warm inside of a cosy bedroom. Sleep-ins are mandatory and a certain calm pace dictates the day. The weather may rage outside, yet this only makes the inside cosier.
There are experiences to be had within lucid moments which occur when teetering between sleep and awake. These moments can induce fascinating mental phenomena. Upon the onset of waking up, you can fall through a state of Hypnopompia. Within Hypnopompia we can experience lucid thoughts, dreaming and hallucinations. It is in these moments I can have some of my most extraordinary ideas. But to get to this state, I think, requires an expectation of timelessness, one where the alarm does not blaze in our ears. One where we are free to omit timely obligations and recede deep into our minds imagination not knowing quite whether we are awake or asleep. For me, it is incredibly important to let my mind wander about in this space of consciousness. It feeds the absurdity of the mind and allows me to dream more extraordinary dreams…
For this fabulous collaboration shoot we have partnered again with the divine photographer Georgie Callaghan. See our other work here and here! In creating this narrative I felt in moments truly whimsical and hypnopompic, We shared the space, I read books and we drank tea. Time again ceased to exist by regular means. It is in moments of creativity – creativity not bound but free, that the real magic comes out. Thank you Georgie!