our own kind of dream to be weaving.
And we all have some power to make
wishes come true, as long as we keep
~Louisa May Alcott
Sometimes when I dream I remember things I never knew. It's a power that only appears in those few moments before your mind is truly asleep and all its little corners are brightening. I see things that I couldn't hope to imagine during the day and I feel a little enchanted by what can only be a lost sense not realized when I'm awake. A few sentences from a book, an image from a film, an experience during the day, a thousand memories I'd thought long forgotten, images I conjured in my mind that disappeared half-formed - they all reappear in tantalizing color when I dream. Sometimes they are frightening. Childhood memories of shadows under my parents bed or nightmare things that skulk around the edges when I'm not sure I'm awake or asleep. Sometimes they are beyond beautiful - a sprawling estate with haunted windows and imperious tenants, cathedral cities where the light is orange and heavy, fairytale palaces peopled by otherworldly royalty, and always I find myself in the center looking on or playing my part. Sometimes I write things down and look at them months later astounded by the detail and wishing I had written more. Sometimes my night time dreams feed those of the day and I am inspired to create something. Sometimes these dreams are so absorbing I find myself staring into space and have to be recalled back to the present! Like right now! How lovely are dreams and the things that inspire them. I found this beautiful blog the other day and wanted to share some of the dreamy and ethereal photos displayed there. It is called We are the dreamers of dreams and seems to celebrate everything that is fanciful, whimsical, nostalgic, timeless, and utterly deserving of a moment's quiet reverie. The photos are collected from many different places and the sources can be found when clicking on them individually - I have also included a very old fairytale drawing of mine at the end of the photos. Enjoy and remember to dream everyday and to everyday live your dreams!
Drawing by Jennelise