Thursday, January 17, 2008
Dreaming as a creative muse...do you ever think about that? For over twenty years, regularly, I had a dream journal and pencil by my bed and would write down my dreams when I woke. I sometimes couldn't read them at all if I wrote something in the night and then went back to sleep, as I would start to sleep before I stopped writing, and the writing would trail off into a long squiggle. Once, while sleeping, I took the pencil and bit on it, dreaming I was eating a pretzel. I still have that pencil. I once read a book that was a collection of dreams and drawings a woman had done based on her dreams. Well, dreams do tell us things, if we only listen.