Monday, May 10, 2010

Pink Glitter Dreams

I was dreaming.

The girls were running in the snow. It was night, but the streetlamps were glowing and our porch light was on. They ran up the driveway and through the back gate. Colorful mittens throwing open latches. Laughter. The rush to get inside and away from the cold.

My writers mind made a note: "Try to figure out a way to capture that. To capture how oblivious they are to the absolute perfectness of their lives."

I started to think of ways to say it: "She didn't pay any attention, like a child who was born in a perfect home and thinks all homes are perfect."

Then I was inside with them and the middle girl was in my lap wearing pink plaid pajamas. And then she started to feel light.

Soon all the flesh of her was disintegrating into hot pink glitter. I was holding pink plaid pajamas and piles and piles of glitter.

My writers mind made a note: "Her face fell away and all that was left of her was glitter."

Writing dreams.

How about you? Do you write in your dreams?

22 comments:

  1. Wow, I have a ways to go. The few times I stumble at night to jot down something to help me remember a dream, I'm disgusted in the morning. I thought THAT was interesting?

    Fun post.

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  2. My pad of paper wandered off from my bedside table. Thank you for reminding me to resplace it.

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  3. Sleeping, waking, dreaming always. I found out once I crossed that threshold into admitting I was a writer, I haven't been able to turn it off. And that is a very, very, good thing. Of course sleep might be nice once in awhile *winks*.

    Beautiful descriptions by the way. (Hugs)Indigo

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  4. No, I don't think I do. I rarely remember my dreams. And at this point, sleep would be way more important. But this is a beautiful glimpse into your unconscious world and how it works. Creativity just oozes from your every pour.
    Karen

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  5. Wow, how cool! I think this has happened a couple of times but I so rarely remember my dreams now.

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  6. Yes, but it never sounds as good when I wake up! LOL! :-)

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  7. Beautiful! I've had a few dreams, but I rarely remember them with enough precision to write about them the next day.

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  8. Oh man! I've been writing in my dreams for weeks! I wake up with narrative running through my mind. I wish I could hook little electrodes up to my brain that would translate into script. Wouldn't that be great?!?!

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  9. How wonderful. I do sometimes write about my dreams when they are not shrouded in fog like mists.

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  10. nope
    but it is good to dream something that one is good at

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  11. I only remember the really weird or really scary dreams -- dreams I couldn't much use anyway in my writing. But how neat for you!

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  12. Hmm... I use to play MUDs a fair amount, and back then I would dream in text... Perhaps you need to be a writer to dream about the action of writing. ; j

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  13. The dream itself explained the perfection of their lives. I felt it. Nothing further is needed. And the last line of your blog is great (re: the glitter) but belongs in another "story" altogether.

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  14. I don't think I write in my dreams, but I don't always remember them. =)

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  15. That is spectacular imagery, my dear! No wonder you were making notes. (and, yes, I do)

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  16. I dream novels/movies, so I consciously repeat things to myself so I can remember the gist when I wake up. Some are pretty complex plot-wise, so it's a lot to remember. I really wish someone would invent a dream recorder!

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  17. Sadly I write really well in my dreams. I say sadly, because I only ever remember a sketchy few words the next morning, but I just know I had written a winner during the night.

    I loved yours, thanks for sharing.

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  18. You have such a way with words.

    Sometimes I write in my dreams. Sometimes the stories become dreams. Sometimes the dreams become stories.

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  19. What an absolute gift you have!!

    I wish I did.

    I'll have to pay more attention.

    This was wonderful!

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  20. I have this recurring dream in which the entire view consists of blank pages filling up with words. It's as if a large movie screen is holding a Word document, because that's all I see in this dream. And I know that whatever is being typed is cohesive, with a strong storyline--I think to myself that what I'm brewing is fantastic. When I wake up, I can't remember what I had written in my dream.

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  21. Damn, girl. I may have to stop reading your blog. My own writing sounds so sterile and beige after I read yours. *sigh*

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  22. I do! But not nearly as poetic as you do. :o)

    Thanks for finding my blog so that I could find yours. It's gorgeous!

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