Dreamtime is where my stories grow.

Lubok-style cover of a Russian dream book. The...

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Dreams are pure creation. I dream things that I have never experienced in real life. They are pure mystery and chaos that my conscious mind puts into stories. I dream in many different formats. I have dreamed comic books, movies, plays, or just like real life. I have dreams that bits and pieces of them come true, and never in any way that I could use them to predict the future.

There is something very seductive about dreams. They draw me in and fascinate me. If I am in the middle of a vivid dream and I am wakened, I get a feeling of almost grief at the loss of the dream or the feeling of a dream. Often dreams are just feelings or images that cannot be explained by words and have no context with the waking world.

A good daydream is not quite as good as a dream. Daydreams are like stories I tell myself. And, because I am telling myself, I can use imagery that is powerful for me and condense the parts that I am already familiar with. I am playing to an audience that really gets me, so no lengthy explanations are necessary. You can’t use a daydream for public use without creating your world to explain it. When I was growing up I lived in daydreams almost as much as the “real” world. It is one of the things that I really miss, but I like the real world I inhabit much more now.

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3 Responses to Dreamtime is where my stories grow.

  1. I love your blog. It’s like a wonderful bazaar– different booths, and there’s something colorful and different in each one. I’ve enjoyed browsing here today.

  2. randomyriad says:

    thanks for your encouraging comments now and before. I have been looking in at your site and whenever I do I laugh and sigh and nod my head a lot. So I am all a glow with satisfaction from your attentions, and by the way I think Tom is a lucky guy.

  3. You are so nice! Thank you! And I’ll remind Tom of how lucky he is 😉

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