Friday, January 4, 2013

My Mind Plays a Clever Trick on Itself

With the beginning of the new year, there are a few things that I want to accomplish. I realized that it has been over six months since I had an entry in the blog; no particular reason other than not being diligent enough to spend a few minutes once a week putting my thoughts down. So look for a renewed spirit in sharing things "Outside of the Loop".
I find the brain an interesting organ and its capacity to entertain has always amused me. Editing by nature is at best repetitive and over the years I've had "work" dreams where I've been editing, only to wake up and realize I have to go to work and do the same thing I had been doing in my dream. Work dreams are the worst. You feel like you just put in eight hours only to have to do it all over again.
Last night I had a work dream. For some reason I was in California, I know this because the weather was spectacular and we had finished the day and were at an outdoor restaurant. I was with Jeff from Long Island, and as usual, he was hungry and we lost track of each other at the restaurant because it was three levels and of course for some reason had a train track running along side of it.
I was complaining to Jeff that I needed to go so that I could get some sleep before working the next day. This of course is where within my dream, I dream of editing and then get concerned that I'm going to oversleep. I end up waking myself from "both" dreams.
I was curious over the meaning of the train. I never saw the train in the dream but apparently it symbolizes a journey. A new year always means a new journey for me!
For your listening assignment, take in Alan Parsons Project "A Dream Within A Dream" inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny--my work dreams are always about bartending, even though I haven't done that (professionally) since 2001. I guess dreams about someone sitting at a desk, typing, aren't that dramatic.