Monday, 14 May 2018

eleven pm to twelve + sleepy songs

My favourite time of day is when it begins to slip in to the following. 11pm to 12. It’s when I’m most grateful, most inspired and most alive. It’s just me - able to be utterly me. I put a song in my ears. Sometimes there are lyrics to sink in to and sometimes an instrumental so powerful my mind writes my own. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I smile but often I just feel so f u l l. 

I’ve always loved those moments before I sleep. When I was younger, I would simply escape in to worlds through novels. Now, I still read - I’ll always read - but I explore other places too. I pick up my pen and offload in to a journal, I’ll travel to beautiful landscapes on Pinterest or read two line poems on tumblr. I’ll stay still too, listening to that song. And If I turn off my lights and draw back my curtains, it’s to find the moon; my quiet magic. 

Below are a few of my favourite songs to listen to in this time:

Moon - Sleeping at Last 
Pluto - Sleeping at Last 
re:stacks - Bon Iver 
Little Giant - Roo Panes 
Five Foot Three - Flannel Graph 
A Message to Myself - Roo Panes 
Hidden Figures - Hans Zimmer 

Many more can be found on my Spotify playlist "sleepy" @jessiemaisie 

((I’m challenging myself to post once a week on this blog. So much of who I am has been documented here - I love reading back through old entries to see how I’ve changed. If you have any requests, please do let me know.)) 

You are loved, 

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  1. I get exactly what you mean with that blissful twilight feeling, especially when the moon is out... Keep writing! I feel the same with how it's amazing you are able to record yourself growing and changing through a blog.

    Louise X

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I will be sure to give your blog a little read (love your url, by the way). "Blissful twilight feeling" - yes yes yes.

  2. I love this passage, and I completely adore the listed time. In fact I'm reading this at 11.31pm with a slow song playing ~

    1. Ah that sounds perfect! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment ⭐️☁️