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Galaxy Sleep

Our dreams remind us how extraordinary our ordinary lives are.  GALAXY SLEEP According to one theory… as we ease into sleep our minds begin to spiral and expand like a hurricane like a galaxy: though we think we rest we … Continue reading

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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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