Tuesday, August 23, 2011

leave the light on

Leave the Light On

When I was a little girl, I was terribly afraid of the dark. I have vivid memories of the event that most people call "getting something to drink" in the middle of the night. As if having a night light wasn't enough, I would turn on every single light in my house as I walked down the stairs, through the dining room, into the kitchen and then back up to my bathroom. Most times, going downstairs wasn't too much of a problem. However, whenever I returned back to the stairs, I had visions for those awful monkeys from the Wizard of Oz.

You're laughing right now...I can tell. In all seriousness, those monkeys scared the daylights out of me. I would literally turn out the last light downstairs and race upstairs as quickly as possible. You'd think that this behavior would end as I got older...not so much. When I lived alone after college, I did the exact same thing. Something about having a light on in the house made everything okay...I was safe as long as I could leave the light on.

Interestingly enough, I now require complete darkness and silence in order to fall asleep (so what if I need a sleep mask and ear plugs). Part of me would like to believe that [HalaH]'s image is waiting for me. If only the sky looked like that when I was running up the stairs. Oh well, a girl can dream right?

Until next time,

I have dreams more than there are stars in the sky
I have dreams more than there are stars in the sky by [HalaH]
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By the way, the winner of our first Mosaic Muse giveaway is #36, Jess from Images by Jess. Congratulations! Be sure to email us at mortalmuses9 [at] gmail.com with your address and we'll get your new necklace in the mail right away! We hope you'll participate in our next Mosaic Muse on September 2nd.

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14 comments:

Andrea said...

we are sleep twins! i was so afraid of the dark as a child and my parents had to leave my door open the hall light on. if i get up in the middle of the night i do turn on every light along the way. BUT, when i sleep - complete darkness! and i don't want to hear a thing! (i use earplugs as well.) :)

Amber said...

I am the same way now......COMPLETE DARKNESS is the best!

HEHEHEHEHEHE..........i just read a tweet this morning from my pastor in Kentucky talking about the how the Wizard of Oz monkeys creeped him out.

Sarah said...

Those monkeys are SCARY! Love the photo of the light!

Christina said...

i am still a little iffy about the dark. ; )
such beautiful images.

Kirstin said...

I feel the same way about the dark, Ashley. And those monkeys were very scary! What gorgeous pictures.

Becky said...

Oh, I feel ya! I was seriously afraid of the dark as well. It was a running joke in my family, but I would tuck my cover all around me like a cocoon with just a small whole for my mouth so that I could breath LOL! I wouldn't have dreamed of getting up for a drink!! I couldn't stand my little sister then but I would sometimes tell her she could sleep in my bed if she wanted... which really meant "Please come sleep with me so that I will have someone to stake out the other side, just in case"... yeah, I was pretty sad LOL!

Moms Who Click said...

Those monkeys were scary. But I love the dark. The images above are fantastic!

urban muser said...

perfect shots ashley. i used to require complete darkness when i slept and would go to great lengths to make the room completely dark. over the years i've gotten a little less sensitive to the light. great post, and congrats to jess, our giveaway winner!

Jessica Vescera said...

I'm so thrilled to have won the camera pendant. I've wanted one of these for quite some time and can't wait to receive it! Thank you for the opportunity. I'm loving the negative space musing. I really like the simplicity of the images above. Simple...but with so much meaning.

Elena said...

Great post. I used to feel the same way about the dark; still do sometimes ;o)

Kat Sloma said...

These are such a perfect pair Ashley! I love them both, and had the same feeling as a kid. And WHY was it we couldn't just drink the water from the bathroom??

Anika said...

Oooo love that image... It IS very dreamy

Chelsea said...

Both incredibly beautiful shots, and I love the glimpse you give us into your inner self. Lovely post as always Ashley!

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

Love this post Ashley! I can remember being afraid to cross the room at night in case i stepped on something...b/c I wasn't afraid of the monkeys...it was snakes and slugs! lol! if i touched anything in the dark, i was convinced that it had to be one or the other! Love these shots together! I'm so glad Halah started posting in MM : )

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