Treasure Trove of Dreams

Have-A-Blessed-Sleep-Sweet-Dreams-And-Good-Night-wishes-quotes-status-pics-images-31

The moment I close my eyes is the moment a door opens up.

Not just any door; a door to my dreams.

Sleep opens the door to a treasure trove of dreams.

A world that I never knew could ever exist manifests in front of my eyes as I enter the realm of sleep.

Colorful worlds, characters, and colossal monuments greet me as I walk through the non-physical door.

My subconscious is a sea of endless possibilities.

The possibilities that the dreams bestow to me can very well manifest themselves if I truly wanted them to. 

I will not lie when I say that there are some days where I wish I could stay in my dreams for much longer than one night.

But there is one thing that dreams have taught me that’s an important question to keep in mind in the waking world:

What new friend(s) will the day bring? 

Cool Text - Alex Snow 277033360710315

My Starved Rock Adventure- April 2018

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

             My geology class and I went to Starved Rock National Park in mid April. We made a few different stops within the range of the Starved Rock area. We went from Buffalo Park, to a few stops within the Quarry, and lastly Mathessien Park. I took over 100 photos, so I uploaded the best of the best pictures of my adventure. 10 hours of hiking in the wet, cold, and rainy park taught me a lot about myself; stuff that I never even knew about myself. For example, I’m very clumsy and afraid of heights. However, I learned to have more confidence within my stride. I now know about myself is that no matter how I fall, I always get back up and keep going on.

I now plan on going for hikes every couple we

Long Time No See

tenor

Hey everyone! I just wanted to say hello and I’m hoping that all is well!! I have had my head in the sand, (well more like books) with school lately. Finals are coming up next week (Thank god). After Wednesday I will be going on summer break! I really do appreciate all of the love and support that everyone has been giving me lately. 

Also, a very very very BIG thank you to those who continue to stick by me during this adventure. =3 Soon I will have my head out of the sand (books) and will be bringing more content to you soon! 

Cool Text - Alex Snow 277033360710315

I Have an Obsession with the Paranormal

desktop-1423162140

January 25th 2018

Time seemed to drag on as I watched the clock, dreading sunfall. We had dinner together, watched TV, and then eventually went to bed. It was the weekend, so we were all allowed to stay up until 10 pm max. My parents usually went to bed around 10-11 or so. Thankfully for us, both of our parents sleep like lifeless rocks. 

Kevin and I shared a bedroom together and our sisters shared one together as well. Our parents slept across the hall from our room and more often than not, they would have the door cracked in case if anything were to go bump in the night. Every few moments or so I would stare at the clock that sat above our window. 9:47… 9:49… 9:50… the closer it got to 10, the closer I could feel my heart explode from nervousness. 

“Are you ready for this?” Kevin looked at me from across the room, laying casually in his bed with a flashlight and book in his hands. 

“Yeah… I guess.” I murmured. I started to feel sick to my stomach.

“Don’t worry Jacob, it will be fine! We’ll go out the backdoor once mom and dad are asleep, meet up with Joe, then go from there! Joe and I do this all the time.” 

“Wait, what?” I sat up and stared at my brother in disbelief. “I thought you said that you heard of it! I didn’t realize that you had been there before.”

“Yeah! We have been to that church once or twice before during the day. Joe’s dad eventually caught us going into the woods by ourselves and told us that we weren’t allowed to go anywhere near that church. So that’s when Joe and I started going out into the woods at night. There were other cool places we went to like the pond and waterfall that sits beyond that treeline. We spent most of our nights there. It was our hangout place.” 

“Have you ever been to the church at night?”

“Not yet! That’s where you come in!” He sat up out of bed, reached underneath his bed, and held out what was a very small and dusty old polaroid camera. He walked over to me and handed it over. 

“Dad’s old camera?”

“Yes! Joe and I need you to take pictures of this place.”

“Why me?”

“Because you’re good at taking pictures!”

“Why haven’t you done this yourself?”

“Because I don’t know how the camera works! And joe doesn’t know how to use it either. Only you do.”

Unfortunately, he was speaking the truth. Despite the fact that dad showed Kevin how to use the camera. He got angry with it and threw it against the wall and since then, dad won’t allow him to touch it. That always made Kevin mad. I became a pro at it and I still have the camera to this day. My dad and I love taking pictures together whenever we would go with his group or on family vacations. 

“You can take pictures and show them off at school! But you gotta make sure that you take enough pictures so all three of us can have pictures to take with us to school.”

“Okay.” I sighed heavily. “Are you sure that we should be doing this?”

“Jacob”, Kevin got up off his bed and sat next to me on mine. I sat and stared down at the red and blue Captain America rug that sat in the middle of our room. “It’s going to be fine! We’ll have flashlights, pocket knives, a few snacks, a first aid kit, and a few flares. If worse comes to worse, we will beat it. Okay?”

I sighed again and said,”Okay.”

“Look man! It’s 10:05! Let’s go!” Kevin pointed to the clock, grabbed his backpack, grabbed me by the arm. We shuffled down our staircase and through the backdoor. 

I could see a small light that illuminated in the pitch blackness. After walking a few blocks, we met up with Joe. Joe was (and still is) a pretty nice guy, VERY smart too. 

“Hey guys, you made it!” 

“Yeah! we sure did!” Kevin exclaimed.

“Shhhhh…” Joe gestured us to get closer to the trees. “My dad is still awake and he’s a light sleeper.” 

“Oh oops! Sorry.” Kevin said as he bit his lip. 

“Anyway, I have everything we need. Here’s our map.” He pulled out a highly detailed map from the side pocket of his backpack. Joe had everything highlighted and labeled. Kevin held his flashlight over it so we could all see it. “So our destination is only about an hour away tops.” 

My jaw dropped. “An hour???”, both Kevin and Joe shushed me. “Sorry.”

“Yeah, it’s only because we are going a slightly different route. This different route supposedly has an unlabeled ancient indian burial ground which is somewhere nearby the church. If we went the normal route, we wouldn’t be able to see the burial ground.”

“Hell yeah man! Let’s do this thing!” Kevin and Joe high fived. 

“Alright little man, do you have the camera?” Joe asked.

“Yeah, I got it.” I held it up and then put the strap around my shoulder. 

“Good good.” Joe gave me a high five and with that we were off…

More coming soon…

Part 1 | Previous post | Part 3

cooltext277033306145233

Enigma

75c6077479e3bb39342c678df2c7bd05

Enigma.

Your efforts to coerce me to bloom will be all for naught.

Allow your efforts to wash away in the rains of time.

Never will I reveal my true self to another soul.

Never will I show my face under the starry night sky.

Never will I show my eyes to you.

Never will I shine.

Never will I step into the spotlight for others to see.

Never will I show you who I am.

I exist just how a lotus exists.

The lotus never reveals her secrets to another.

I was not born from searing hatred, nor skin ripping cold.

I am real, I can feel, I exist.

Nonetheless, no one will ever gaze upon the emotions within me.

The spectrum from sadness to joy will remain behind closed lips.

I just am as this just is as just you are.

I remain behind the fan, behind the lenses, behind the door, behind the walls, behind the human I reside in within this lifetime.

cooltext277033306145233