Flawed Individual Asks “Why”


 

The Bible has a number of important dreams.  I live in a country where Christianity is the major religion.  Yet we do not value dreams.

Consider this passage:

“For God speaketh once, yea, twice, yet man perceiveth it not.  In a dream, in a vision of the night…

“…when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; then he openeth the ears of men and sealeth their instruction…”
                                  —
– Job 33: 14-16

If a flawed individual living in ancient times can have dreams of great import…

…why can’t this flawed individual, living in contemporary times, also have dreams of great import?

© 2011, Michael R. Patton
sky rope poetry

About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and storyteller...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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