I am, once again, late in my post. I am, once again, blessed with the best co-bloggers ever for their patience. I am, once again, dreaming and wondering. I have been to many workshops for the writing craft, as well as classes for my own personal curiosity on the meaning and value of dreaming.
There are so many explanations and opinions on why we dream what we do. I am not an expert. I can only share my curiosity. Some say we dream to explore or work out situations subconsciously. Some say it's simply escapism. Dream of things that can never be to give ourselves the opportunity to experience...or rather imagine the experience of a situation or place we'd love to see or visit, but will never have the means to do.
I think it's a bit of both, all and parts. I know that I have, oftentimes used dreaming to help me figure out a problem with my current story I'm writing. I have even uses it to evaluate various outcomes of a situation I'm, personally, trying to work out. Some times (and these are the best), I just dream of the impossible. Or, so I think the impossible.
The photo above is the view that I had each morning for five days when I visited my son in Hawaii. He's a Marine stationed there. It's the early morning hour and the sun hasn't yet risen, but the sky is getting lighter. Every morning of that visit, I would sit and look at this view and listen to the ocean. I never imagined I would ever visit there. It was only a mini dream when watching a movie or television show and I'd see Hawaiian views and think to myself "Boy, that would be nice. Not that it would ever happen." And then, it did!
While growing up, I have always dreamed of visiting England and Scotland. As I've said in my prior posts, I am actually going this year for my birthday. In 8 days...count it, EIGHT days, I will be on a plane headed for England. I will see Stonehenge in real life, not photos. I will see a real life Scottish castle. I will walk in Wales. It will be the realism of a long time dream of mine. Will the reality meet the dreams? We'll see!