GirlieOnTheEdge’s tagline is “eclectic musings”. How convenient for me this morning. It is suggested by those “in the know” to visit as many blogs as possible to read, comment and otherwise gather ideas as to “how to write a better blog”. The “how to” articles are many…. which is to say endless! Personally, I find it enormously challenging to find the time to: 1) research how to write a blog; 2) design and customize this blog and finally 3) bandy about the internet leaving comments like Hansel and Gretel on their way to Grandma’s house. The expectation is that others will follow me back here and do likewise. Should I wake up tomorrow, I promise to try and do these things. (“was that a good segue into my “topic”?)
Going on a week, maybe more, I have had threads of ideas for a Post. Threads, for one reason or another, I could not quite put through the needle. Oh, I had the fabric but those damn threads were so iridescent! I was blinded. It was back to the drawing board or so I thought. When I awoke this morning it was once again having had the most vivid of dreams. Not so vivid as to quite remember all the details but enough that their effect(s) still linger. If I didn’t know better this may have been a simple case of dream vision. But no–o–0, it wasn’t.
Eternally the armchair psychologist, I have enjoyed dissecting the nocturnal ramblings of my friends and family. Go ahead – give me a sample, a slice to slap on that slide. I’ll put it under my microscope and, with or without a little background info, tell you what’s happening behind the scenes. Safer than a lobotomy, I’d lean over, reach into the dreamer’s unconscious (or is that subconscious?) and pull out what invariably was agreed to be some pretty good analytical shit. But there comes a time however, when it’s necessary to put my own “slice” under the microscope. Can I be as objective about my own nighttime mind meanderings? Yes, yes I can. At least I think I can. Discerning what my unconscious mind is trying to tell me will always be colored by my favorite Crayola. I haven’t looked recently, and I could be wrong, but I don’t think my box contains a crayon called “nascent neutral”.
I think that’s all for now kids. We will talk more in-depth about dreams next time. Right now, grab some paper, some crayons, a little glitter and glue and show me what all it is you can do…..