Remind Me to Remember

Some of my best dreams seem to be the ones I forget.

For example, last week, I woke one morning to find this scribbled note beside my pillow, telling of a dream I couldn’t recall: “Ready to go—blue shoes “.

“Blue shoes”—the image by itself is pleasing to the imagination.  To wear blue shoes suggests that some blue heaven has come down to earth.

However, the rest of the note bothers me: “I see pair—on feet.  Not really that good.”

“I see pair”—on my feet?  Maybe the shoes didn’t look so swell.

But my penmanship isn’t the best when I wake in the middle of the night, so I’m not clear on the note.  I could be misreading it.

In any case, if the message is important it’ll come to me again in another dream.  I’ll keep getting the message, in one form or another, until I make whatever change is required.

If I remember the dream, I can consciously work toward that change.  If I don’t remember, then I believe I’ll still be working unconsciously.

So why bother remembering?  I believe I can expedite the process by working consciously.  The sooner the better, I say.

© 2011, Michael R. Patton
new steps


About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and fabulist...A new mythologist, a peace miller, a dream worker...I don't qualify as an illustrator or photographer--I just "make pictures"...I have thirteen books available at amazon... I currently reside in northwest Arkansas, but have lived and worked all over the United States... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.
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