The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Edge Of Infinity

I think that one of the most comforting things in life is sinking into bed every night, with a pile of blankets to keep out the howling wind and a pillow that immediately moulds to the contours of your head. It is a moment when there is a lull, when everything is kept at bay as you wait for sleep to wash over you.Dwejra, Nadur &  Mdina (1)
It is then, during the time between wakefulness and sleep that I feel I am on the edge of infinity. It can last a second or it may feel like a lifetime, but in those moments my soul is dancing among the stars and poetry courses through my veins. The impossible seems probable and my ears ring with the symphony of the universe. The mundane meets the divine and a feeling of an impossibly perfect, unconditional love washes over me – calming and soothing the day’s ills.Dwejra, Nadur &  Mdina (7)
It is infinite madness and wisdom beyond measure; an agonising ecstasy; a bridge to immortality. Everything is perfect – like the world was in Eden – innocent, pristine. Or maybe it’s all a dream.Dwejra, Nadur &  Mdina (10)
Location: Dwejra, May 2012

22 comments:

  1. i too love sinking into bed on a cold winter's night. your description of falling asleep is captivating and i will have to be on the look out for that edge of infinity.

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    1. Try it Amanda, I think you are one of those people who will find it.

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  2. truly beautiful
    I think sinking into bed at the end of the day is truly one of life's greatest pleasures xx

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  3. Loree, this is interesting because just last night, my husband and I were talking before we went to sleep about accessing Divine goodness while we sleep. I am going to email him a link to this post.

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    1. Suze, I consider that to be a compliment. Thank you my friend.

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  4. Lovely words...I love that moment. xo

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    1. Yes, isn't it just the best moment?

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  5. Hello Loree:
    What fascinating thoughts and ideas are contained in this post. That moment, which you describe so well here, between wakefulness and sleep is indeed most strange and sometimes, or so we find, can have passing instances of fear - perhaps of the unknown.

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    1. That's so true too. Maybe it's that fear which causes nightmares during the night.

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  6. You've captured and expressed these nocturnal experiences beautifully in words. Warm regards.

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  7. I was certainly feeling the same when I was younger. Now I read in my bed until I read twice the same line, switch off the light and sleep until morning.

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    1. Well, Gattina, the most important thing is that you are still so very young at heart :)

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  8. Loree - what a beautiful post and I love your imagery not only with the pictures but your words as well. Sweet dreams my friend.

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  9. How lovely that you have this experience :)

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    1. It is, indeed a wonderful experience Leslie.

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  10. Hi Loree,
    what a beautifully written post!! Made me stop to think of these special moments that, till today, I had no name to describe...Now you have given me one: the edge of infinity!
    I have found myself so many times at the edge of infinity myself... blissful moments of being alone with God and the universe...just being,no pretensions,no fears and no idea of time.
    Just blissful!
    xox
    lila
    PS: I did indeed consider given up on blogging,but somehow I find it to be a form of self therapy...besides, I did miss the friends I've made here too.

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    1. Dear Lila, I am so glad that you did not give up.

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  11. hmmm...beautifully written. your photos make me long for warmer days. it's been so cold here.

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  12. I hope your days will warm up soon Kayni.

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