Friday, June 06, 2014

Dream a little dream

My dreams are often troubling; not nightmarish, just unsettling. Fear and betrayal are common feelings; my house being broken into, people leaving me behind, confusion when I try to get out of a building, out of a parking garage, out of an airport... you get the idea.

I can't remember having a happy dream, one where everything is wonderful... or at least not worrisome. I know that we can't control what we dream about, but they do arise from somewhere in our unconscious mind so is there a way to 'quiet' the brain so it is less likely to produce situations full of worry and trouble?

I'm not looking for Rom-Com dreams... just peaceful walks on a beach or sitting next to a waterfall or just feeling happy and contented.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Warm Enough Already

Spring has turned summery, as it usually does in the South. I will miss the cool mornings with the house windows open and the fresh air clearing out the stuffiness; sleeping with the windows open (once the pollen season ended) was delightful. Fresh air induces sound sleep, for me at least. 

Well, except for the night I had just gotten into bed and heard a screeching noise outside. My first thought was that it was a cat fight but it didn't really sound like a cat. Went out onto the deck with a flash light but didn't see anything but a raccoon. The next morning I didn't find any evidence of a fight (no carcasses) so whatever happened wasn't lethal.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

tell me a story...

... of magnolia blossoms
and sunsets and summer nights spent on sleeping porches
and skinny dipping and making love in convertibles
and lemonade with lots of ice
and whispers in the dark of promises

The photo is new but the words are from 2007.