Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sleep...






I do not have a soul. I am a soul. I have a body. - CS Lewis


"Isn't it interesting how much animals sleep and how little humans do?  Perhaps it was the innovation of electricity that changed this for us; when we could have all the light we needed and we no longer had to obey circadian rhythms. I think we are all the less for it.  In our time-poor lives, without the magic of those hours when we relinquish conscious thought, when we are more than just this body, we perpetuate the myth that we are in control of our lives.  We could learn a lot from animals.  "JP 










20 comments:

  1. I have never known ANYONE who didn't smile when watching a dog dreaming!

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    1. It would have to be an awfully hard heart, wouldn't it John?

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  2. You might also have titled this one "Perfect Sunday". Lovely, thank you.

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    1. That would have been a nice title too Joanne...hope your Sunday was restful.

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  3. Hello Jacqueline

    As I write this, I am smiling the images and love the kitten who is buried in covers. On that note I think I shall repair to my room and relinquish conscious thought.
    A wonderful expression

    Helen xx

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    1. As an artist Helen, I'm sure you can appreciate how sleep supports conscious creativity. We are ALL more productive when properly rested.

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  4. I love watching all these little ones sleep, J. Saying that - I had an afternoon nap today, myself (Glad no-one was about with the camera)

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    1. I hear you Molly...some things just don't need to be captured on film! LOL!

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  5. Reptiles don't sleep and they don't dream. This means they have no sub-concious, and can wander between this world and the underworld in the same way we pass from one room to another.

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  6. That's some talent Tom. Wish I could move between those planes as easily.

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  7. Particularly love the photo of the two ginger kittens asleep one on top of the other.

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    1. Hard to tell where one ends and the other begins isn't it SH? LOL!

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  8. My dogs alternate between high activity and torpor. What amazes me is the proximity of the two states. One minute hyper; the next, sleep.

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    1. The beauty of living in the moment Cro - wIsh I could be like that.

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  9. "Strength doesn't lie in the numbers.
    Strength doesn't lie in wealth.
    Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers."

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    1. Interesting you should write that HA. I read an article this morning on how lack of sleep actually changes your physiology.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21572686

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