In June 2022, subscribers encountered the Twilight.
In the period after the sun dips below the horizon, when there is still light in the sky, the Twilight manifests for only an hour or so. This is a time of uncanny, eclipse-like shadows, when one may fall prey to tricks of the light and aural illusions. As the dusk gathers, a Dreamer may experience a sense of blurring at the edges, dissolving as the light fades. This feeling is usually only a passing fancy.
In contrast, the animals, plants, and trees grow more jewel-like in color. New details coalesce and emerge. Ancient stories suggest that stepping into the Twilight transports one to a corner of Birdmoss guarded by a willow-dwelling nymph. Every evening she dedicates herself to painting the landscape and its creatures in deepening hues. They become ever-more riotous and colorful until darkness finally falls and her hour’s work is erased.
The Twilight Box includes an abundance of beautiful objects; a surprise that hints at the next box; a mysterious document; and a lore card.
- Mysterious Document
- An instructional document is augmented with marginalia which will help you interpret clues. It is available only in the Twilight Box.
- Lore Card
- The Twilight is introduced in a full-color collectible 4x6 inch lore card.
- Willow Twig
- You receive a rough-hewn stick from a willow tree. It has been quickened in a thunderstorm to help you see the world at its most vivid and lively, even if your vision is clouded by rainfall or gathering darkness. Tap each item in your box to imbue it with the willow's adaptability and inherent sense of hope.
- Twilight Milk
- The Foxes of Birdmoss practice a special herbal alchemy, and they have concocted a drink to augment your enjoyment of the Twilight. Your jar includes a blend of purple sweet potato, lavender, and vanilla powders to support a calm, alert disposition. Whisk it into warm milk or milk substitute. Include Twilight Milk in your bedtime practices on nights when you desire to direct your Dreaming to specific places within Birdmoss.
- Lambent Lights
- Small glowing orbs appear and dart between the trees. You call to them and they settle in your hands. Their warm glow and trembling movements evoke a feeling of peace and wonder. Your lights allow you to summon the remembrance of the will-o'-the-wisps in your own world. They are pliable, battery-powered, and waterproof. Add them to a floral arrangement, altar, or bedside table.
- Miniature Watercolor Kit
- The guardian of this jewel-toned place has sent you a gift. Inside the tidy little box you find a set of three paints, along with brushes and watercolor paper. Use them to capture the colors that illuminate the horizon during this fleeting moment. Give one of your paintings to a stranger: leave it to be discovered in a library book, on a message board, or on a waiting-room table.
- Relic for Glimpsing
- As the dusk gathers and the Twilight comes to an end, you discover a small blue envelope. The Scarred Crow has sent you a relic for your interpretation. It is a tiny window into your world showing a moment from the past. Hold it to the light or use a strong flashlight to project its image on the wall.
Cup in photos is not included.
One-time box purchases include shipping costs. They usually ship within 3 business days of purchase.
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- Shannon, Birdmoss Curator and Liaison
Well, they all are, but this one arrived just as I was heading out to a weeklong vision quest in the desert. I grabbed the art kit to take along although I am no artist and painting terrifies me. During my solo under my guardian tree, I took this little tin out with me to challenge myself. There I painted. For the first time since childhood…70 years ago. The process was magical. I do not pretend I created art…but I know I painted my heart…”sweet rain on the thirsty earth.” Other things in the box are awesome…the lights adorn my Quan Yin, with the willow wand and lovely glimpsing relic. ❤️❤️❤️
This box is incredible