Through The Glass

Looking at the world through the glass can give a feeling of a different place. Whether it's sunglasses or a window. We are not always present at the moment when thinking of someone else or someplace else. May be you are sleeping right now 

(to make the experience of reading and watching this story full we put a music track on top of the page for you, just click the play button and enjoy yourself getting into a dream)

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Imagine that's you. A writer, an artist or a photographer. Someone about to take flight

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It's like getting on a carrousel

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The world spins in front of your eyes

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Then you get to Paris, it stops spinning because you decide take a break and sit outside for a tiny cup of coffee

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People keep on passing you by

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You take a sip

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And watch

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It's a nice feeling to be a tourist even if you have been there thousands of times because it reminds you to continue exploring

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Looking at the details...

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...Colors...

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And you take your time sitting there and looking around

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Maybe take the glasses off again

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And see...

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Then you hop in a cab

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Now again through the glass

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But this time

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The glass is all around you

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And suddenly you stop seeing the glass at all

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You pass the park

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The river bank

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Get out of the car

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Go to your room

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And relax. You can't tell if you are jet-lagged or just tired from traveling

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You fall asleep and start dreaming of a beautiful sunset somewhere in Greece

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Where days are longer

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And ancient stuff surrounds you

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Like a lot of ancient stuff

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Maybe you are inside a palace. You don't know why. That's how it is in dreams

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You dream of waking up and first thing you do is go to the beach

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The sun is not even up yet

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Or down?

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And there are people looking for a spot under the sun

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You find a place to hide from the crowds

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And observe the world's beauty

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With or without glasses the world's warm colors surround you

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Let yourself just be, not rushing, not concerned, just be

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Take a walk on another beach, there is a big rock. It is challenging but you take the leap

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You experience that long feeling of a free fall that you could only have in a dream

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And the moment you get underwater you wake up in Paris

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Sitting at some café

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You try to understand if you are still dreaming

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The street feels empty and you rub your eyes

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Are you here?

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Or there?

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All of a sudden you hear someone's voice:

" Are you sleeping or something?"

"Huh?"

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"You looked like you were dreaming... The tide is getting low..."

"Oh, man... I was in Paris. Or may be in Greece."

"What?"

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"I had a dream"

 

Models: Nathan CurranGege Brasset. Shot in France (Paris, Biarritz, Bidart); Greece (Crete: Hersonissos, Sisi, Paleokastro, Elafonis). Story by Anna Wessen. Photography by Matt Wessen