I've created & kept this blog to compile the thoughts, dreams and wisdom that I've discovered from others or merely written myself. This blog is, in a sense, an expression of everything that is me.. Whether I wrote it or not. The most recent entries are a series of quotes, lyrics and videos.. But travel back through the archives and you'll delve deep into my heart, through my own words.

To those who I've quoted or borrowed from: Thank you for being beautiful.. for deeply inspiring me in one way or another. I hope you find that I've used your material in an appropriate fashion.. I try always to cite my sources. I take NO credit for that which is not my own.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Yellow Wallpaper

"You think you have mastered it, but just as you get well underway in following, it turns a back somersault and there you are. It slaps you in the face, knocks you down, and tramples upon you. It is like a bad dream."

So I'm lending a friend a creative hand by assisting with an essay.. and upon reading the above excerpt (from "The Yellow Wallpaper"), I knew it would be perfectly paired with what I'd been meaning to write in here.

Many times, people feel a genuine dread toward falling asleep, for fear of slipping into nightmares, or being haunted by recurring dreams. Is it strange then for someone to feel the same disdain toward sleep, only for fear of encountering the sweetest of fantasies? Perhaps it may seem a tad unusual.. Perhaps a bit contradictory. But suppose such sweet fantasies were, as they are, mere illusions that continued to play mind games.. Tricking and trapping said individual aboard a constant roller-coaster of emotions.. Spiralling dangerously out of control, throttling faster toward chaos and instability.

If circumstances could, in fact, truly turn one away from dreamland, would that justify a fear of having "sweet dreams"? Would it open up room for bad dreams and nightmares? Or, worse--would that allow for a world without any dreams at all?

Sweet... Slumber.

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