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another road to the unconscious

Freud called dreams “the royal road to the unconscious”.  But there are other roads worth a drive… I realized one of those roads again, while rewriting this stanza of a poem: “then, in exhaustion  I sank down  to rest on … Continue reading

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cleaning up…and up…and up…

A recent dream says I’m cleaning with dirty water… In the dream… I’ve hung a white 5-gallon bucket upside-down, so it can dry. But there should be two buckets.  Where’s the second? This dream refers to the cleaning I do … Continue reading

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journey of a lifetime

I’m in a desert… …according to this recent dream: I’m standing in a broad expanse of desert sand, without a tree or a sprig of grass in sight. Suddenly, I drop down through a sink hole. Now, I’m in an … Continue reading

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may you be with the force

There are greater forces at work, according to my dreams… That is: forces greater than my conscious will. Consider this dream from several years ago… I’m in a car with my girlfriend at night. We’re parked. Some large dark figures—like … Continue reading

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song for a dreamer

  When Jimi Hendrix gives you a tune in a dream, it’s probably best to listen… Duane Allman listened, and from his dream, he wrote the guitar instrumental “Little Martha”. In the dream… Jimi Hendrix shows Allman how to play … Continue reading

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an open or shut case

  A recent “car dream” presents me with a choice… In the dream… It’s late at night.  I’m parked in my driveway. I try to lock the car by flipping the switch on the inside of the door on the … Continue reading

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Almost Perfect

  It was perfect… …until I began to think. In the dream… I’m sitting in solitude at a small round table in a park. It’s the middle of a deep, dark, quiet night. I drove to this small town with … Continue reading

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