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Jun. 11th, 2003

10:09 am - Last night's ill remembered dream

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Date:June 11th, 2003 08:59 am (UTC)
I once kept a dream diary to help out my sister w/ one of her classes. As I recall, I not only wrote down what happened, but who was in the dream, what actions I did in the dream, what emotions I felt in the dream, and what colors I remembered. It was interesting but not particularly helpful at the time. But, just as w/ a regular diary, I could look back on it years later and pick up SO much (repressed feelings about this or that person, concerns I wasn't allowing myself to think about.) It was fascinating, especially since I kept it along w/ a regular diary.

Might be fun to try if you aren't doing it already
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Date:June 11th, 2003 09:31 am (UTC)
Yah for a long time I just woke up and wrote my dreams on whatever scrap of paper was laying around so that I could remember them. I found that once I wrote it down I remembered it for a lot longer even if I never looked at the paper.

Someday I'll gather all those scraps of paper and archive them electronically.
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Date:June 12th, 2003 04:59 am (UTC)

Just do it!

Do I owe Nike money for using that phrase?

Seriously, I've been doing the slips of paper thing for years. I even have several journals partially filled with dreams and art project planning as well as a few tapes that could use being put in visual form. I love to find the papers when I go thru stuff. It brings everything back. Unfortunately, I have a holy grail of a dream paper that involves an insect-turned-bat creature in my hands. The feeling I have from it, I can't describe, but I miss it. The dream was exquisite. I hope to find it someday.
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