Summertime Dreamer

A Faraway View will be posting throughout the summer, but in a lazy day kind of way. There won't be much textual content. Instead I'll be posting different types of dreamy music videos with short thoughts introducing them and some questions directed toward you the reader. I hope you'll stay with me on this. There's some good music planned and I'd like to know what the songs bring to your mind.

Have a wonderful summer!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flying Forward

English: Tenby Harbour The classic view with a...
Tenby Harbour The classic view with a serendipitous visitor.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

        In my previous post I said that I would announce my intentions for A Faraway View in this current post.   Here I am as promised.  

         I guess I'll just keep this blog going for a while longer at least.   In many cases the posts might be shorter than they used to be.  Then again they could be longer.   Like I do with all of my blogging activity I'll take things as they come and write as my whims take me.

         That's a heck of a way to do things, but often life is filled with improvisation dictated by the serendipitous nature of the world.   It's kind of like the nature of dreaming I suppose.  Dreaming is often filled with twists and turns and incongruities.  That's one of the things that makes dreaming so fascinating and in many ways fun.

         In future posts I will continue to speculate on the whys and wherefores of the dream life.  I may also start digging into my dream journals to describe some of the past dreams I've had.   Some of those dreams go back to my high school years.  That's over 40 years ago!   I may also relate more recent dreams.

          In telling these dream stories I hope to keep them interesting as I know from experience that some dreams that I've heard others describe to me can be rather confusing and often boring.   Tell me if my posts get boring at anytime and provide constructive suggestions on how I can improve my posts.   And if the posts are just fine then leave whatever comments come to your mind.

           I do hope you will comment.   As with any blog post, I see many more visits to my dream posts than comments received from those visitors.   I thank my regular commenters for their loyalty to this site.  I encourage others to give me feedback or at least just let me know you visited.

          Let me know when you like something I've posted here and I'll continue to post more like it.  After all the purpose of this blog is twofold. One is to hone my own writing skills.  Blogging is writing and I hope my writing here is making me a better writer.  More importantly though my main reason for blogging on this topic  of dreaming is to exchange information and ideas.   Let's have a conversation!

         Next week I'll get back to the business of dreams.  May all of our good dreams come true.

         Do you think talking about dreams has a benefit?     Are you mostly interested in dreams for their entertainment value or for some other reason?    Do you tend to tell others about your dreams when they will listen?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Deep Enough to Dream


         This brings me to the end of my summer hiatus on this blog.  I hope you have enjoyed the dream music and the thoughts that I have offered over the past few months.   I hope your summer was a good one.  I hope mine was too.  And now it's time for a decision.   I'm still thinking.  Maybe I should dream a bit more and let you know in the next post what I will be doing at A Faraway View...








            Did you enjoy my summer music series on this blog?   Was there any particular post that was a favorite?   Would you like to see more music posts with short text here at A Faraway View?



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Walk On Water

       Some people believe that they have received spiritual messages in their dreams.   They claim to have been spoken to by angels, deceased souls, spirits, saints, or even the Voice of God.    The messages can range from advice to warnings to questions about where one is going in life.   The Bible as well as the beliefs in other religions state that this may be possible.  What do you think?




          Can you relate a time when you believe you received a message from the spiritual realm?    Do you believe messages of this nature are true?     Do you  think they come from good sources, bad sources, or either depending on the nature of the message?


Thursday, September 4, 2014

September Song

          Dream topics will often change seasonally--that is in winter we might dream about winter weather or holidays and in summer our dreams may reflect our activities of that season.   As I grow older my dreams will take me back to my younger days though with the awareness that I am in my older mind.  I may dream about being in school, having youthful romantic flings, or working in a place where I worked long ago.  In fact many of my dreams now seem to reflect more on my youth than on my current age of life and yet I understand that I am mentally older than in the physical time depicted in the dream.   In some ways my dream self seems ageless or unattached to any specific time of life while in reality my waking self continues to age.




           Do you have a sense of your age in your dreams?   Is there a particular time of life that you dream about more than others?    What life era would you choose to be stuck in if you had full control of your dream topics?

          Please visit my current Battle of the Bands at Tossing It Out post to vote on your favorite version of "September Song".         

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Summer Place

       I'm sure we all have at least one summer place in our memories.  Most of us probably have many.  Places of happy times that make us smile when we think back on them.  Or hazy memories that cause us to drift into dreams of places and times that we kind of remember, but not exactly.  Were they real times?   Or do some memories exist in an almost inaccessible place somewhere between reality and a distant netherworld?   Were we only dreaming?  Are we dreaming now?   Funny how memory sometimes plays little tricks on us.




         What special summer places and memories appear in your sleep and day dreams?     Can you think of any memories that you suspect may have been actually imagined though seemingly real?   If you could revisit one special time of your life what would it be?