I've been told, "Go to The Pond, that is where you'll find your dreams."
Dreams full of color, and dreams full of life, where everything has meaning.
I never dream in color so it's hard to imagine where this journey might take me.
What will I see and how will I feel? I can't imagine the awakening.
So I set out on a path full of ferns and full of fantasy.
But that trip is stopped short when I see a pillow longing for me.
It tells me, "Don't go to the Pond, stay here with me.
Rest your head on my pure white sheet."
All those things you travel to see,
You can see them here with me."
I close my eyes and know where I'll go. To the dreamland that's never exciting.
For everything I've ever found there was meaningless, but maybe, just maybe, it's been hiding.
My mind goes blank and I feel like I'm spinning. The earth shifts from green to gold.
And I can't help but wonder if I'm dreaming. This goes against everything I've been told.
"Go to The Pond,' they said. But what about The Pillow?
These ups and these downs. I can feel it now.
My body has been planted on the ground.
Don't open your eyes. You know not where you are.
And surely this isn't right.
You've tossed and turned, and the sky has reversed.
Is it morning or is it night?
Something is cool, was there mud under The Pillow?
I crack my eyes and can not believe what I see in my palm.
For behold, I'm at The Pond.
The colors. The life. The meaning I am feeling.
There's no way I am dreaming.
I can feel the water on my face.
I absolutely know I am 100% present in this place.
But wait, I'm feeling so dizzy, I better sit down.
I'll rest upon the water, watch my hands release smoke.
But right before I float, I get an overwhelming feeling that I may choke.
Or drown. Or never resurface to feel my feet upon the ground.
I inhale and exhale and soon I can see.
The Pillow that I so trusted, he tricked me.
Watch The Pillow and The Pond short film (with your volume up or it's NOT the same):
I consider this more "Dark Beauty," which I adore! Check out the first time Taylor and I ever shot together when she modeled for me at my first dark beauty shoot ever!
The Pillow and The pond Inspired me to create "Floating Through the Veil" for Halloween.
And exactly 1 year later we shot "The Burning Shack Short Film and Burning Shack Trailer together!
Check out the full beauty gallery here!