full of interesting, fun, strange, inspiring, wonderful, and otherwise relevant dreamstuff

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Our Idleness

"It is our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes makes its way to the surface." 

-Virginia Woolf

Monday, January 3, 2011

Dexter's Darkness

Here is an exerpt from the first book in the Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay (yes, this is the same character who inspired the Dexter from the Showtime series, although the novels came first and are quite different in various ways). This is a scene from the first book in the series (ironically?) called Darkly Dreaming Dexter, in which Dexter catches himself having dreamed:

Hello, dear boy, so good to have you back. But where on earth have you been?

That, of course, was the question. I have spent most of my life untroubled by dreams, and for that matter, hallucinations. No visions of the Apocalypse for me; no troubling Jungian icons burbling up from my subconscious, no mysterious recurring images drifting through the history of my unconsciousness. Nothing ever goes bump in Dexter's night. When I go to sleep, all of me sleeps.

So what had just happened? Why were these pictures appearing to me?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

Good times for a change
See, the luck I've had can make a good man turn bad
so please, please, please please let me get what I want this time...

Haven't had a dream in a long time.
See, the life I've had can make a good man bad
so, for once in my life, let me get what I want,
Lord knows, it would be the first time.
Lord knows, it would be the first time...