Saturday, September 18, 2021
What would be the point
in having two…
A nighttime journal was born…
Secondly, since it would now be associated with the darkest time of day, the most obvious choice for a cover colour would be black. Perfect for a night sky.
Thirdly, I have a real soft spot for any artwork that’s black and white. I just love the clean look it presents. Its simplicity can look chic and classic on any bedroom’s nightstand. So now it stood to reason, that a deep, rich black sky could use some white stars for contrast.
Fourthly, as the design had begun to unfold, I realized that the cover design could actually serve as an alternate purpose other than just for identifying the time of day with artistic appeal; it could actually work as a reminder. Let’s say you’ve had a bummer of a day – a ‘dark’ day as it were. You know, those days where there just doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of an emotional tunnel and our universe seems to be collapsing into a sense of nothingness. Well, maybe this journal’s cover, could appear to represent, that no matter how dark it got during our day, there would still be a little twinkle of light at the end of it. Sure the light might not be as big and brilliant as the daylight we call our sun, as in, it may only appear as an itty-bitty star four light years off, but none-the-less, it would still be a a glint of light proving that complete desolation was impossible. And if we were willing, maybe we could turn to an empty page in the journal and write out one little word, “Thanks.”For what, you may not know, but still, “Thanks.” Who knows, maybe with the energy of allowing that intent, our imaginations could just get spurred into believing that that one little word was just the very seed of appreciation; the very seed of hope; the very star needed to enlighten a dark sky. Who knows, it may even be the one that we could make a wish on.
And finally, I realized, that this night journal could also be used in the morning to record any gratitude after a night that we’d just lived through. For example, “I’m so thankful that I awoke from that nightmare at three in the morning,” “I’m so grateful that I was warm and safe during my forty winks,” “I’m so grateful that I slept through all the snoring.” Hahaha… Anyhow, you get the idea.
A daytime journal was born…
Anyhow, the different ways in which we perceive our world can be like night and day, but all in all I’ve found it’s usually been gratitude that has brilliantly lit my way.
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