I made a list almost a decade ago. And now I am going to attend to that list, one item at a time, until I conquer it and all of its implications on my life and the surrounding world as I perceive it...unless I grow bored of it before then; in which case, it will be just another crumpled idea left to litter the antigravity of cyberspace.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The Two-Take Exchange: Take One
Hello visitors of the Akashic Basement! My name is Jenn, but you can call me...Jenn. My friend (and awesome writer/poet..seriously, she's like a modern-day Mark Twain), Aubree - who calls this Basement home - and I are embarking on a "Blog Swap." Every so often, we will choose an image, post it, and each of us will write our individual "take" on what we see and feel as inspired from said image. We will then swap our posts: she will post mine (below) on her blog, and I will post hers - for your reading pleasure - here. Please note: one of the rules of the "The Two-Take Exchange" is that neither of us discuss what the other will be writing about; in fact, we will not know anything of the other's "take" until the swap has occurred. Having said this, you may find it interesting ( I know we did, although we were not entirely surprised) that Aubree and I experienced some parallel perspective on the below image, though we expressed it in two entirely different ways.
So, here it is: my Take One...
What if both doors lead to the same place?
pure innocence captured in this photo, and the curious child may tend to lean
towards dreams instead of reality, as they don’t even know what reality is at
this stage in their life.
So, why is
there a visible hesitation in her choice?Perhaps, it’s the subtle skewed appearance of the Reality sign versus the straight facing Dream sign.Or maybe she’s
going with her gut instinct to choose to dream versus play out reality.In her dreams, she will create her reality.
really a discernible difference between dreams and reality? What about the possibility that our dreams are our reality versus our reality consisting
of our dreams?
I don’t remember most of my dreams, so I feel that my reality sculpts my dreams,
although I’d like to experience the opposite.I feel we can live vicariously through our dreams and subconsciously willthem into fruition.
choose to live out your dreams or are you torn into believing that you’re
actually living in a reality? I know
many people that are living in a dream-world.Is that so bad?Most of them appear
to be happy.
There is an accessibility
in your dreams that you’re not always able to experience in reality, such as places
to travel, guides to show us ‘the way,’ the extraordinary ability to fly and also
to be able to transcend into different eras.
intriguing vision about this photo is how dated, yet current it is.The arched doors, reminiscent of an old
church, coupled with the vintage clock may suggest that dreams are meant to be
remembered from another time, whereas the clock and its incessant tick-tock may
suggest that time is running out, so decisions should be made quickly, but not
knowing your life’s journey or purpose, could make for hasty and ill-chosen decisions.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the
ability to get lost in your dreams and actually discover yourself and your
purpose for being?
What about the illusion of
time?In the words of the great Janis
Joplin, “It’s all the same fucking day, man.”
If time is
an illusion, is it not safe to assume time is infinite? When I think of time, I
think of it as circular.It’s a continuous
loop that never ends; no real beginning - no real end.
Is there any
significance that the clock shows five minutes to noon or midnight? Does it
about making the wrong choice?The fear
of regret often keeps us from making the wrong decision and uncertainty almost
always makes choosing impossible.
comes to dreams and reality, why can’t we choose both? Aren’t we ultimately
going to end up where we started?