Not Just a Dream…
I created this piece from another mind’s eye image I had in the middle of the night. It was about 3:30am and I was settling back to sleep from my nightly pee. We were in the middle of a heat wave and I was hot trying to find a cool spot in bed. You know when you want to be covered with a blanket, but it’s too stifling to be comfortable? That was the situation.
I was laying there and was suddenly struck at how quite it was. I live on a main road and it’s never quite. There’s always a constant hum of vehicles driving by and the odd motorbike with a loud muffler making its presence known. At this hot early morning hour there was nothing, and I was questioning if the window was even open or not. How was the window not open? Should I get up and check? Then suddenly I felt a cooling breeze on my skin and I could smell rain (one of my to 5 favourite scents). The light wind continued to blow into my room and I could hear rain drops outside. It was like a sigh of relief, I could breath, and an image came to me before I fell back to sleep. I could see the raindrops falling outside in the dawn, and on top of all these raindrops were little bunches of pink flowers. This struck me as so beautiful and peaceful. I fell asleep with this feeling and image in my head.
I over the next few days I kept thinking of that moment and the image and decided that I must record it so I can always remember beauty and piece I felt at that moment.