Muse30 Prompt #21

"I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind." 
Emily Brontë


Where shall we start? This might prompt you to keep a notebook on your night table and write down your dream when you wake up in the morning, then sketch around the words any imagery from the dream. Do you dream in color? 

Related ideas... slumber, sleepiness, daydreams, nightmares, dream vacation, dream symbolism, a dream as a goal or fantasy, using "zzzz" to describe sleeping, making a wish, circadian rhythms {internal 24-hour clock}, making "dreams a reality," aspiration, fairytale....

Per Wikipedia: A dream is successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occurs involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of scientific speculation, as well as a subject of philosophical and religious interest, throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology.

Here's a journal page that from 2010 where I hand-lettered one of my favorite quotes about dreaming. This was a project that I called Tekenfilm; I altered a large format {open, the book is 20"x12"} children's book. The original book, the base, is of comical illustrations, so  I used the Dutch word for cartoon as a reference to our travels the prior year to The Netherlands and Belgium. When we travel, I like to take bits of what we see and taste and experience and bring them into my journals.

"Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare."
H.F. Hedge

"Those dreams that on the silent night intrude, and with false flitting shapes our minds delude ... are mere productions of the brain. And fools consult interpreters in vain." Jonathon Swift

"Dreams are symbolic in order that they cannot be understood; in order that the wish, which is the source of the dream, may remain unknown."
Carl Jung

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