After dreams

April 21, 2023 at 11:44 pm (By Amba) ()

It’s funny that I can identify some of the random real-world ingredients that went into these scenarios and characters; but, as in writing fiction only even more so, how and why the creating mind chose those bits and transformed them as it did is an unknowable mystery. It’s actually awesome. The creative power is infinite and, in dreams, effortless. All the work of creating awake is heaving the dull concrete of ego out of the way.

(“ego” meant not so much as self-promoting arrogance, though that can follow, but as the executive of our days, the negotiator with survival-simplified “reality.” “What it takes to survive” is an enforced social convention, like gender roles, based on something dimly real, but heavily filtered, interpreted, and then set in stone. It’s also a private superstition based on what we thought it took to survive in our early families. Ego mistrusts imagination because the new can fail.)

(Yet there are people who survive recklessly, seemingly by magic. We sometimes call them “dreamers.”)


  1. kngfish said,

    Cue  the Orbison!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

  2. amba12 said,

    Too perfect!!

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