What makes us afraid of the night is the fear of the unknown. It causes a yearning for the past and anxieties to what the future holds. It is the uncertainty of what is beyond the darkness that halts not the need, but the want to explore beyond our own comforts. Night’s Mirror is meant to be an exploration of coming to terms with uncertainty.
The majority of inspiration came from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73, which while dealing with the impermanence of love, goes into metaphorical imagery of the past’s decay as the present moves onward. Other inspirations come from origin stories meant to explain the natural order of things. Although origin stories usually involve gods, Night’s Mirror looks to more humble and personal origins.
This is meant to be a coping with my own fears of the future. I would rather look at the future as a friend rather than a source of anxiety in which it has become for me. I am looking to keep the outlook simple and hopeful. This is also a look on how much loneliness causes such a negative outlook on ones future. I like to think, if the future was seen less like an individual pursuit and instead one that is a shared journey, that fear would be replaced with hope.