The Elves in my campaign worlds can occasionally step into states of (what is effectively) suspended animation, for various periods of time. They typically do this when they are communing with their natural surroundings. They use this time to rest and separate themselves from the mortal burdens that all of the other races of man around them have to deal with.
When they do so, this is reminiscent of how they experience the world.
It also reminds me of the Silmarillion, before the sun was created and the Elves lived in perpetual twilight. I think that these views are like what they would have seen.