I can categorically tell you that I am not a night-owl. My natural rhythm is more the early bird who catches the worm. Yep, I'm an early-to-bed-early-to-rise kind of girl. And by early, I mean about 04:30 am (on average). I have very little brain activity after about 16:00...as one might expect. But, people who can work well into the night have always fascinated me. As I am sure, I do them. On the odd occasion, when the Sleep Monster hasn't got me in its grips by about 20:30 and I manage to evade its sleep dust, something strange happens to me. In no uncertain terms, I go a little batshit. I love those nights.
Regardless of the time of day our brain activity is firing at maximum capacity, the commonality, it appears, is about the stillness and quietness that night time brings. The time when we can focus - on whatever it is we need to focus on - without the noise and distraction of emails and phone beeps and questioning children (or in my case, childlike-adults). Even nature sounds different at night. No quick, sharp bird chirps or high pitched drilling (both of which I am listening too as I write this), just long, heavy humming sounds from the creatures of the night.
There is so much that is unseen under the cloak of darkness - both good and bad. Many of us have grown up with the threat of things that go bump in the night. And, sure, things do go bump in the night, but they also grow and morph and rejuvenate. It's only humankind that thrashes about in the darkness and enshrouds it with its evil personification. Nature, on the other hand, is in perfect harmony with darkness because She knows She needs day and night in equal measure to flourish.
In this aptly titled issue "Here Comes The Night," we explore the beauty benefits emboldened by nightfall, enhanced by moonlight or just downright too seductive for the sun. We investigate themes, ideas and rituals embroiled in the midnight velvet sky and we look to the dawn with hope and anticipation of a new chances and opportunities.
The products reviewed in this issue are quite literally so easy, you can use them in your sleep!
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