Dream Streets

“In dreams, everything is simultaneously strange and familiar. We find ourselves easily navigating streets of cities we have never visited, encountering people we have known for years as well as strangers whom we recognise at once. Although some say we cannot dream in colour, who hasn’t awakened from a particularly vivid dream that was drenched in shades of Chinese red, cobalt blue, or sun-gold yellow?”
– Susan Sully

“Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.”
– Homer, The Odyssey

5 thoughts on “Dream Streets

  1. christine

    How serendipitous, to use one of those Jungian words…. I just posted on dreams too. I love these photos, and the passages. A gorgeous post, M.

  2. Julie

    You always pick out the most beautiful photos and perfect quotes. I love the Homer one, and what Susan Sully says about dreams is right on. I dream in vivid colors, and I often have lucid dreams. People always tell me I’m lying when I say that, so it’s good to know that someone else agrees:) I love to read or write poetry that has been inspired by dreams.

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