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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I Dreamt That I Was Dreaming

Because it stuck in my head, dreaming this; and what is a blog if not an experimental site?


I dreamt that I was dreaming.

The waves pulled me out; and I was unafraid, the ocean vast, bottomless, as deep and meaningful as a kept promise.

I floated upright, arms extended, face lifted to the sky, where a bright white sun shone over the whole world.

Come out.

I dreamt that I was dreaming, of waves that pulled me out, pulled me under and then spat me toward the sky, up into the air, toward the sun, where I threw my arms up, flung my head back and laughed.

I landed, surrounded by water, unafraid.

And I knew that I was dreaming – and decided that if I were to awaken, I would allow the dream to continue rather than pause it, rather than keep it only for myself.


22 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
I've tried it, but it won't let me back there...

Experimentation is a goood goood thing o-Pearly-one. The thing about experiments is they need repeating. Looking forward to that right here on this very blog! YAM xx

Teresa Evangeline said...

I like this, and yes, we can experiment on our blogs whenever/however we wish. That's what blogs are for. I've been absent for a while, not visiting my favorite blogs, so I went back and read several posts, and all I can say is, it's good to be back in Pearlville.

Shelly said...

Simply, utterly gorgeous.

Pearl said...

Thank you. :-) I woke up thinking, "I'll let the dream run..."

Glad to see you back, Teresa. :-)

jenny_o said...

Dreams are a whole 'nother world. Sounds like this was one of the really nice ones. I appreciate your ability to take us there with your words.

Geo. said...

An intriguing dream, Pearl, a vigorous and fundamental cycle that you shared beautifully.

Leenie B said...

The elusive dreams. The good ones melt and the awful ones reoccur.

Robbie Grey said...

Nice. Very nice.

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Launna said...

This is really great Pearl... I love this writing of this post :)

I have been on a blog break so I haven't been by but I am back... I have been trying to get some sleep..no luck ... just part of my life now :) Have a great day :)

Jono said...

Geez Pearl, you're getting all artsy, creative, and genius. Very nicely done!

Ian Lidster said...

I've dreamt I was dreaming in the past. But not as poetically as you did.

Elephant's Child said...

Stunning dream. Thank you for taking us out to sea with you.

Nora Blithe said...

Beautiful! I do love realizing that I'm dreaming and enjoying the moment.

Chicken said...

I like your experiment and your dream. I'm going to roll in the waves of your dreamscape.

HermanTurnip said...

Seems like you had one of those dreams where you're aware you're dreaming and can actually influence the events. I very rarely have those, but always find them amusing.

Jayne Martin said...

Hey -- this is kinda beautiful. I like it. And that's how I feel about my blog, too. Kind of like a place to try out new material in front of people who already like me. Nice, Pearl. Do more of this.

Nessa Locke said...

I love a good dreamy dream, and ocean dreams are especially pleasant and peaceful.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I like this - something new here and I think you did it wonderfully. You should do this more often :)

I have only realized I was dreaming while dreaming once or twice in my life. It's such an incredible feeling when it happens!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I often dream that I am dreaming it is funny when you have a dream inside a dream

Pat Tillett said...

I think a consultation with Dr. Timothy Leary might be a good idea.

Seriously though, I do the same thing. I have very vivid and involved dreams. I always know I'm dreaming, so I'm not afraid in them and can even press the action.

Daisy said...

I love this, Pearl! :)