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, 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?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Then I Close My Eyes

        There are times when I am tired--so tired.  Fatigued.  Perhaps after a long day of driving or a stressful ordeal.  Perhaps I am worried or angry or confused.  My brain goes a million miles a minute.  I long for sleep.  I crave sleep.  I want desperately to sleep and to dream.   Eventually my body seems to melt.   And then I close my eyes...

         Are there times when you are so tired that you find it difficult to go to sleep?   How are your dreams affected when you are in that state?   Do you really get a good night's rest when you are like this?

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ordinary World

          The dream world is an extraordinary place that defies logic and all to which we are accustomed.   There are the inklings that hint at reality and threads that seem to connect us to the world we know.  In a dream, we might feel secure, reluctant to wake up into the ordinary world.   Dreams don't last forever, but they are like vacations from waking life.

          Does 'dream ordinary' seem the same as what you see as ordinary in your waking life?    Do you ever wish that the extraordinary world of your dreams would become your normal existence?    When your dreams reflect your everyday existence do you remember them less?

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Thursday, August 7, 2014


          I've always wanted to be hypnotized.   When I was about twelve I had a book about hypnotism.  In this book there were instructions about how to hypnotize oneself.  I was never able to accomplish it.  At least not that I know of.   I've been been in hypnotic situations, but I don't think I've ever been to the point of auto-suggestion.   Still, I'd like to be hypnotized to see what it is like.

            Have you ever been hypnotized?    Have you ever tried to hypnotize yourself?   Do you believe that hypnotism actually works?

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Thursday, July 31, 2014


        Have you ever woken up screaming?   I'm not particularly prone to nightmares--at least not the wake up screaming variety.  My version of nightmares are typically more akin to watching a horror film--scary, but somewhat interesting entertainment.  There are dreams that may waken me into what is a very uneasy state, but those are not the terror type dreams that leave me shaking and afraid.    My version of nightmares leave me more worried or paranoid than terrified.

            Are you prone to having frightening nightmares?    What scares you in a dream?    Have you ever been tormented by frequent recurring nightmares?

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