“Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.”
Sleep is our best friend, bringing us the gifts of good health and well-being and allowing us to live our best life. In our joy of being awake, we cannot forget that sleep allows us many benefits. Even the ancients knew that “Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.”
After a restful night’s sleep, our decisions are more in-tune, our learning improves as does our memory and physical reflexes. We pay attention to our environment and our emotional state is more relaxed. Our world view is enhanced and with it our creativity. Sleep is our best friend.
Last fall, I met the Moss Lady in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, British Columbia. She came to life in 2015 and was inspired by the Mud Maid in Cornwall’s Lost Garden of Heligan. Artist Dale Doebert worked with the Victoria City park team to create the elegant 35-feet-long Moss Lady, using boulders, pipes, cement and wire. She rests serenely under a specially designed clay-based acidic soil so moss can cloak her while she sleeps.