I tend to have very vivid and weird dreams. In one recent one, Barack Obama came to a cookout I was at to eat peanut butter and chocolate cookies and tell me he met a gypsy fortune teller who had a cryptic mission for me. In another I had to fly over a desert with a clan of butterflies in order to deliver a package to a dwarf living in a giant tree. Whether or not you believe your dreams inform your daily life, I want to see, touch and feel them.
Don’t worry about your dreams being boring or fragmented, just give us some sort of dreamy picture. If you opened a bank account, was your banker covered from head to toe in tattoos? Or was the bank’s alligator mascot actually a living cartoon? Just go with whatever catches you.
If you don’t remember your dreams, try setting your alarm for 10 to 15 minutes before you need to, turn off the early alarm, and you should fall into a short REM sleep long enough to have a dream. Keep a journal and pen beside your ed and write down every detail you can think of as soon as you get up. Draw me a picture if that’s all you’ve got, or make a mosaic of the imagery.
You can tell us the story of one dream, or make a compilation of several, but keep a good record and see how that influences your creative pursuits. Your subconscious might be trying to help you with a break through and all you need to do is just listen.
As per usual, you will have two weeks to submit your dreams. The deadline is Sunday, March 1st, at midnight. Ready? email me!