These Ancient Eyes: Flights Of Fancy…

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I missed last Monday’s post… and I very nearly missed this week. Nothing horrible happened, it just seemed that my writer’s block turned into flat out creative block of all types. I couldn’t even really get into WoW beyond running dailies and other things I’d done thousands of times already.

The good news seems to be that my muse is back, and I did notice a bit of a connection to something else. In the last few weeks, I haven’t had a single dream that I remembered. I didn’t even have that moment after you wake up of knowing you’d been dreaming but not sure what it was about.

Last night, I had several very vivid dreams. The one that keeps coming back in my head involved trying to find a place that sold an aquarium that would be perfect for Pokey, my turtle. My turtle who’s been dead for quite a few years, actually, so having him of all former pets show up in my dream was kind of strange. However, there he was, and I couldn’t find an aquarium that I liked for him. And then there were two other turtles, and I’m not sure what happened from there.

There was also a strange sequence about my cat, Buddy, running around on the balconies of an apartment building that looked like something out of Venice, Italy, but that’s even foggier than the turtle dream. But the point of this is that I have come to the realization that I might have been having a creative crash because the part of my brain that creativity is based in was.. offline for maintenance or something. I don’t know WHY that would happen, or what I can do to make sure it doesn’t happen again, but I seem to have gotten past it now.

What does this mean for you, my wonderful readers? It means that the next two posts in the Shift Happens series will be up soon (possibly not on Mondays, just whenever I get them done), and that I’ll be blogging regularly again (I hope).

Just goes to show you that dreams, and other flights of fancy, are important to your psyche. Who knows what you might lose if you lose them?