TRYING TO GET TO SLEEP WAS BAD whenever im sick or in pain my dreams are always equivalent to how i feel? and so as i was falling asleep i started to dream and then i would force myself awake again because all of the images in my mind were like the Before images on those shows where they clean up stray animals and meat hooks and how really really old gross bathrooms look in abandoned buildings Honestly . if i was an edgy blogger id have so much inspiration for my aesthetic
Don’t imagine Victor in his bed after the party last year.
Don’t imagine him scrolling through his camera roll looking at the pics he took.
Don’t imagine him watching and laughing tenderly to the images of the cute and drunk Japanese boy dancing.
Don’t imagine him thinking that that was the best night of his life in a long time thanks to that beautiful Japanese guy.
Don’t imagine him thinking of that boy and smiling.
Don’t imagine him falling asleep with a smile in his face and dreaming about the amazing night with the Japanese boy.
Just don’t do it, unless you want to die drowned on feelings…
Affirming Black Books That Will Elevate Your Children’s Minds
“Black representation matters when it pertains to the literature that our Black children are exposed to.
Here are 7 Black children’s books that elevate our children.
In “Africa Dream” a little African-American girl falls asleep and dreams of ancient Africa. The book teaches children the importance of Sankofa. Sankofa is a symbol from the Asante people of West Africa that represents reflecting on the past to build a successful future.
This book uses the metaphor of a blackbird to illustrate the beauty that Black people possess even in the midst of envy and jealousy expressed by those who do not look like them.
This story was adapted from the fairy tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” Rev. Knight’s twelve sons stay up all night dancing while their father is unaware of their actions. On a deeper level, this story speaks to parent-child communication.
The author uses her childhood story to tell an empowering narrative explaining how important Black people were and still are in America.
“My Man Blue” is a compilation of poems that tell the story of Damon’s need for a positive Black male role model in his life. With Blue’s mentorship, Damon believes that he can accomplish almost anything.
This story shows the joy and sleepless nights of parenting through the endearing expressions of a toddler not prepared to go to bed.
This book celebrates the variety of Black children by comparing their skin, eyes, and hair to positive everyday images as a simple celebration of Black children’s identity.
I am glad to see so many wonderful books for Black children, that could help them to become kind, smart, and worthy persons! Because our kids raise in the “all-white world of children’s literature.” And this problem is real. We need to know much more about our history, our culture, our people…
We are forced to read about the history of Caucasians but not encouraged to seek out our own.
Aries: “If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.”
Taurus: “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
Gemini: “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
Cancer: “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”
Leo: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Virgo: “It is fun to have fun but you have to know how.”
Libra: “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Scorpio: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Sagittarius: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
Capricorn: “I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you.”
Aquarius: “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.”
Pisces: “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.”
All: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
AHH okay could you do an imagine where the reader hasn’t been getting much sleep recently due to nightmares about the whole jason blossom situation and one day she calls her best friend jughead over to study with her but later falls asleep on him only to wake up hours later and find him asleep cuddled up against her and just AGGGh fluff
(I changed it a bit….I hope you don’t mind…sorry that it’s so short, but I made it as fluffy)
You woke with a jolt, sitting straight up in bed. You felt your heart beating fast in your chest and you looked around your room, struggling to calm down. You turned and saw the clock on your nightstand read 3am. You groaned, rubbing the bridge of your nose to relieve the pressure. Ever since the summer, sleep didn’t come easy to you. When you were lucky enough to fall asleep at a reasonable hour, your dreams tormented you with images of a murder. A faceless and deadly, the murder would chase you around your childhood home of Riverdale. Most of the time, you were spared from your nightmares because sleep would evade you.
Tonight was no different; you were brutally awoken due to a nightmare and couldn’t go back to sleep. You reached for your phone on your nightstand, turning it on and squinting at the brightness. You opened your messages and texted the only person you trusted.
You : Jughead? Are you awake? Jughead : Always, what’s up? You : Can you come over, please? Jughead : Be there in ten.
You smiled at your phone screen. Jughead had been your rock for the past few years. Especially now with the the Jason Blossom case up in the air. You helped him out with his novel a lot, which could be attributing to your lack of sleep; but that didn’t matter, because you just wanted to spend time with him. Time spent with Jughead Jones made the world seem a little less crazy.
You crept down stairs to wait for Jughead to arrive and found yourself seated on the couch under a cozy blanket. You didn’t dare turn on any electronics in the fear of waking your family members up, so you sat quietly until you heard a series of three knocks on the door. You carefully unlatched the door and opened it, revealing a very tired looking Jughead. He walked inside, sliding off his shoes as you closed the door. You turned and suppressed a laugh at the sight; Jughead was wearing a grossly oversized sweater and fleece pajama bottoms, complete with brightly striped socks. “I could just leave,” he whispered but your shook your head fiercely. “I can’t sleep, I had another nightmare.” Jughead’s face fell at your words and so did yours. You told him about your nightmares during the first week of school. He offered to stop talking about the murder with you, but you weren’t going to let your fears get in the way of helping him with his novel. One night, while you were studying for a big test, your sleep-deprived self fell asleep leaning against Jughead. Instead of leaving, he stayed with you as you slept, hoping that his presence would keep the nightmares at bay; and it worked. Since then, Jughead offered to come over whenever you couldn’t sleep, but you being you, you never took him up on his offer. Until now of course.
Lucid dreaming is a phenomenon in which the body rests but the mind does not. In other words, you dream, but you are aware of that fact. Through this, dreams can be manipulated, and with practise, even controlled. Lucid dreaming can be achieved through several different methods, but I find that the best way it is done is with the use of herbs.
Herbs for lucid dreaming:
Calea Zacatechichi: Likely the most well known herb for dreaming, the Mexican Dream Herb brings about clearer, more wild dreams. A feeling of well-being accompanies after drinking tea, infusion, tincture, or smoking, as well as a clearer head the next day. Keeping an intention in mind is helpful when using this herb as you fall asleep. It is often used in ritual to meet spirit guides in dreams, too!
Mugwort: This is my favourite dreaming herb. It has been and is used in many different cultures for lucid and prophetic dreams and astral travel. Some users report having darker dreams that reveal hidden insights and core wounds, helping them to find closure. It helps you enter and stay for long periods of time in a conscious dream state and promotes REM sleep. It also brings more brilliant and longer dreams!
Heimia Salicifolia: Sun Opener Herb is another name for this powerful dream/sleep herb. It is known widely for enhancing memories as you dream and was regarded as scared by the Aztecs for this. It also causes yellowing of the vision, prophetic visions during sleep, and altered acoustic perception. Other effects include a feeling of well-being, heavy feeling limbs, floating thoughts, calmness, relaxation, and reduced pain. Some people have used this herb for a mild high*, though it is nonaddictive.
Celastrus Paniculatus: The herb commonly known as Intellect Tree is regarded in India as a sacred medicine for memory enhancement and therefore helps with dream recall. Take it in conjunction with other dream herbs so you remember your experience more sharply.
Salene Capenis: Also known as Xhosa Dream Root, its roots are traditionally used by shamans to promote lucid dream states in healers and other shamans during initiation ceremonies. It is noted as a “teaching plant” that is considered highly sacred.
Nymphaea Caerulea: This is another nonaddictive herb that is used often times for a mild high*. It promotes a deeper and more restful sleep, better dream recall, and more intense visual imagery during dreams. This herb is typically consumed in teas, elixir extracts, or by smoking it.
Asparagus Racemoses: Tian Man Dong is known well for spirit alignment. Known also as ‘Shatawari’, ‘Wild Asparagus Root’, ‘The Flying Herb’, and ‘Heavenly Spirit Herb’ this delicate white flower is said to open the heart and cause dreams about things upon the heart and soul. The Chinese say it effective to help one fly through the universe at night, achieving magnificent dreams and moving in alignment with the spirit
Entada Rheedii: Or more commonly, African Dream bean, is traditionally used in African medicine to induce vivid dreams and enable communication with the spirit world. Entada facilitates entry into the dream world, and promotes increased REM awareness. This makes it easier for the sleeper to realise that they are dreaming and thus gives them an edge in achieving lucidity. This herb contains several active compounds, essential oils and alkaloids.
idk where all this pining keith on my dash is coming from but it’s improving my shitty mood so
keith will force himself to think only of lance when he falls asleep so he’ll dream about him (it works but sometimes he thinks of bigfoot at the same time and the resulting dream is… strangely satisfying)
whenever lance touches keith’s shoulder or puts his arm on his shoulder or something keith doesn’t show any outward reaction but on the inside he’s replaying that moment over and over and over again all day
everytime lance gets shot down by an alien, keith makes a joke but on the inside he’s like thank god
keith doesn’t know who to talk to about all this; pidge is 14, hunk is lance’s best friend and would probably tell him, shiro is his older bro and would probably make fun of him. so keith keeps a journal (@platonicsheith‘s ideastbh) but he also mentions it to allura one day and she’s willing to listen because Gossip Queen™ and so he starts rambling about how pretty and funny lance is to her. she doesn’t really mind because she likes seeing Mr Broody Loner so happy
when lance is injured in battle or something, keith is the first to volunteer to carry him or support him while he walks
they go to an alien planet full of flowers and keith gets lost in the flower field immediately (bc what if he finds a cryptid in there) and gets the idea to do the “he loves me, he loves me not” things. he also cheats so the last petal will always fall on “he loves me”
when they get together and lance asks keith for a kiss, fucking fireworks are going off in that boy’s head and he leans in for the most chaste fucking peck on the corner of the mouth but it still feels amazing and when he pulls back lance is smiling really wide and keith is just full of happiness
sorry i’m gay and also not wearing my glasses so there might be typos
The reason why we only find out about stripper Yuuri now and why we only get Victor’s pov NOW is because Yuuri only found out about this drunken shenanigans in episode 10. This anime is viewed from Yuuri’s eyes. You know how everything is clicking in place for us now?
Pretty sure our precious katsudon loving main character feels exactly the same way in that episode.
I sit here and tell myself that I gotta move on, that I need to start making myself happy, that you truly don’t matter and that I can be without you. Then I fall asleep and dream of you, wake up in sweats, wake up in tears and it’s like everything I told myself is forgotton.
maggie is gonna go home and lay in bed and just. replay that kiss over and over in her head. she’s gonna kick herself, knowing that she hurt alex. she’s going to lay awake and stare at the ceiling and replay it. because now maggie knows how it feels to kiss alex. how it feels to be cradled by her. maggie is going to replay in her mind again and again until she falls asleep and dreams about it because it took everything in her to pull herself away from that dream and that kiss and to say those words. maggie is going to spend days, weeks, months, replaying that kiss in her head and the look on alex’s face when she rejected her