Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nocturnal Plane

I used to think that sleep was an awful waste of 8 hours that I could be doing something useful. I've discovered lately that sleep is a wonderful little invention, as I give into it fully and soundly. I have great dreams as I walk foreign times and places. Perhaps we've run into each other on some other nocturnal plane, you and I. Perhaps not.

Charles Chaplin (not the silent film guy) seemed to be mildly obsessed with naked women sleeping the soft sleep (alright, maybe the silent film guy too).

 Charles Chaplin — La Nuit — 1870s

Charles Chaplin — La Nuit — 1874


Unca Jeffy said...

Sleep is my enemy AND my friend. Like a nuclear power plant, a thing filled with danger that can give us untold benefits.

Sounds like I need some sleep.

M. D. Jackson said...

I have a love/hate relationship with those eight hours (or six -- sometimes only five) that I spend asleep although last night they were quite welcome as they are helping me to recover from a cold.

as for being "...mildly obsessed with naked women sleeping the soft sleep"... Well, who isn't?

Anonymous said...

This same photo called La Nuit came out in the La Vie Moderene in 1883.

Just information.. since I was looking up the subject.