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WRITING 101 … HOOK ‘EM WITH A QUOTEcropped-seal_v2-03

Today, we were tasked with writing anything we wanted to, but to first find a quote we liked, and put it in a block quote. This is done by using the quote symbols up above this writing screen on my blog. Ok, here goes, let’s see if it works. 🙂

~All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream~Edgar Allan Poe

~They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night~Edgar Allan Poe

In 9th grade, I wrote an English essay about Edgar Allan Poe, after reading his poems, essays, and short stories, all those years ago. I’ve been fascinated with his life (born in Boston, MA on January 19, 1809), and death (October 7, 1849) for as long as I can remember.

I believe the dark subject matters he wrote about caught my interest because I’ve been aware of strange things in the world, from a very young age. I’ve written of some of the things I’ve experienced. You may want to read these…they are in the menu section of this blog, under ‘Ghosts and all Weird Things’. I think it all began because my grandmother lived in a haunted house, which I’ve written about. Strange and difficult to ignore, or explain incidents still happen from time to time.

The above quotes are about dreams. Poe writes a lot about dreams. They are pretty strange, and makes me think deeper about what is a dream state and what is reality. There are so many ‘what if’ questions. What if this life we are living is nothing but a dream state we are in, while we are living another ‘real life’ somewhere else…maybe in another dimension? That’s just one conundrum.

I’m sure everyone has wondered where their dreams come from. There are dream analysis books, of course, that try to decipher the meanings of dream subjects, but I think that’s just someone’s opinion, right or wrong.

I have many dream journals that I’ve written. I like to keep them and read them later. Some are funny and bizarre, some are scary, and some must be just a way of dealing with whatever has been going on in my life. They are all interesting. Another time I may get all philosophical about ‘day dreams’.

So, Poe’s thoughts about dreams resonates strongly with me.

What about you? Do you remember and write down what you’ve dreamed about, during the long, dark hours of night?


Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

P.S. After trying over and over, I couldn’t get the block quote to work at all. Sorry.