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Here I am again and this is not totally easy to get back in this groove but I'm going to try. During my blogging hiatus (in regard to this blog at least) I've been dreaming as much as always--maybe more--and thinking up all kinds of ideas for blog posts about the topic of dreaming. The bad thing is that I didn't take my own advice about writing it all down. All these ideas now lost in my netherworld of memories hidden away in the back of my mind or maybe worse.
As a reminder, and this is not just my idea or suggestion, I've always said that one of the best ways to remember dreams is to write them down as soon as you can upon awakening. The longer you wait, the less likely you will remember them unless you've been obsessing on them in your thoughts to the point that you can't forget them. I'm not sure why anyone would want to spend time doing that when you can just write them down in order to preserve the memory. Even an obsessed idea will eventually be nothing more than a forgotten memory once you stop thinking about it and if that doesn't happen then you might have some other kind of head situation that you might want to address.
The same thing goes with great (or just interesting but not so great) ideas. I can't count how many noteworthy ideas have entered my mind only to quietly slip out the back door of my brain because I didn't make any physical written down notes about these ideas. Fleeting thoughts easily escape us if we don't latch on to them. You want to remember something? Write it down!
So it goes. I dreamed. I dreamed stuff up. And for the most part, it's all gone like air escaping a balloon when you unpinch the end of it. Once that old air is gone from the balloon you have to make an effort to replace it with new air and you can't put that same old air back in. That might be a dumb analogy but it's the one that popped into my balloon head so I wrote it down so I wouldn't forget it whether it was a dumb analogy or not.
In any case that is my excuse or my story or whatever the heck it was. Or really what this all amounts to is a quickly written stream-of-consciousness exercise in writing down what I did and the consequences of having done it. This post took a few minutes to whip up and will take another couple minutes to go back over to edit best that I can.
And voila! There's content for this week and another post bites the blog. Or maybe it just bites. Hopefully, in the coming weeks I'll be back in the groove and writing something with a little more depth. But then again...
Did this make much sense? Do you like to read free writing as in writing that has been done off-the-cuff? Do you find it difficult to get back in the blogging mood if you've taken a blogging break? Are you able to easily recall your mental dalliances or do you need to write them down in order to remember them?