December 21, 2010
Dream in Detail, ME Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 51
If your dreams have lost their focus, head in a juvenile’s direction. You might be surprised by the clarity with which they dream, and the imagination they so enthusiastically apply to everyday items.
Take for example, the Flush-a-vator, as described by a nine-year-old in delightfully vivid detail:
The room is red. The walls are lined with video games like a library, and there’s a urinal. And when you flush the urinal, the water powers the elevator which brings you to the second story where you’ll find a huge-screen tv, a mini-fridge with a freezer, and robot to get you ice cream when you ask for it. Amusing and captivating; taking multitasking to a new level and harnessing the same simple hydro-energy for two functions and some frivolity.
And to think, I was all proud of my recent imaginings when an acquaintance gave me the recipe for some delightful and delightfully easy truffles. Ingredients: a package of Oreo cookies, one block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese and melting chocolate. Finely crush the Oreos and mix with room temperature cream cheese. Cover in melted chocolate. My mind merely made the short stretch to using those festive mint-flavored Oreos.
Perhaps, as adults, we need to un-train our brains: to allow ourselves the clarity of planned rejuvenescence. Remove the constraints and practicalities, imagine the best of everything we want and create a vividly detailed pictorial mind-collage. No more vague goals, no more practical-izing, no more hazy half-wishes.
Close your eyes and imagine, and if you happen to fall asleep, it just means that we’re not too old for rejuvenating naps. Enjoy the pleasant unplanned slumber; dream in detail.
Posted by jaselin at December 21, 2010 05:25 PM