weekly photo challenge: dreaming
to dream is to journey with the soul …
I awaken to the mourning dove’s appeal for the sound of another, and find the passing dream state, like many before, was spent wandering through a petrified forest unlike any created by the ancient uniting of Gaea, Mother Earth, and Uranus, Father Heaven. It was filled with a longing, a seeking; it was a series of moments of futile endeavors.
As I walked upon imagined moonlit pathways, edged by shadows of hidden yesterdays as well as shrouded by entangled memories, I encountered afterimages, echoes, phantoms, fragmented sequels, refrains, and vague specters. Now and then, it felt as though I had stepped on a “mind-trap” and suddenly became entangled inside an invisible emotional net that swirled me around and around from one apparition to another. Each apparition messaged that I have gone around and around in discursive circles once, twice, a thousand times throughout my lifetime of nights. I say to myself, “I’ve been here before. I’ve re-imaged, revisited, and reviewed past moments and choices as if I were an author rewriting a long ago discarded novel. I am displaced and lost.” ~ A Meditative Journey with Saldage
… dream interpretation is a delicate matter, and only the very knowledgeable will be able to understand the true messages that are concealed inside a dream…A dream that is not understood is like a letter that remains unopened. ~ Rav. P.S. Berg, The Essential Zohar