What do you dream of? Deep down in your heart where no one else has access to, what dreams and fantasies carry you with such intensity that they’re constantly hovering at the surface of your mind skirting back and forth between waking hours and in sleep? The kind of dreams that have you in a state of anticipation of things to come or possibilities you yearn to experience?
Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.
Or perhaps you dream of things more concrete pulling on an inner desire for growth and change, like dreaming of seeing yourself in a new light that pushes you into new realms of strength…
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
You might fantasize of a world that doesn’t exist or one you’re eager to create through exploratory photographic techniques pushing the boundaries from straight-forward reality into a fantasyland.
Dreams are illustrations…from the book your soul is writing about you.
Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true.
T. E. Lawrence
Of course we all know the dream realm exists on another plane as well. Deep in our subconscious only waking while we sleep. All bets are off as we close our eyes allowing our most private fantasies a platform to thrive. Did I really strip tease for Mr. Rodgers on the trolley? Was Madonna really hiding under my bed? Did my house really have wings? I’ll never know, but it could have happened.
What dreams do you believe in?
Which ones lift you out of boredom to create new worlds to explore?
Or have you dressing up in costume to creat exciting visions?
May your dreams defy the laws of gravity.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Perhaps you wish to pull that dream from fantasy into reality by any means possible that you can conceive…
…to actually live out your dreams in reality. I dream of this too.
One way to hold onto that vision is through imagery, either your own or from others that speak to your heart. Some people create dream boards as an exercise in dream clarity. There’s even a class on dreaming big!
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them.
Whatever it is your heart thirsts for, or your mind tips off the scales from normalcy into fantasy, allow your cameras to try and capture your dreams this month. We might just see some shifts occurring around us. We might just use our wildest fantasies to be the launchpad for something bigger, something exciting, some kind of monumental shift leading us towards our heart’s desire.
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on
With an arsenal of tricks as photographers the possiblities for creating our dream worlds are endless. Light leaks. Lensbabies. Mobile artistry. Incorporating type. Explore your possibilities this month to see where your own dreams are headed and share them with us in our Mortal Muses Flickr Group.