Some time a ago, i took a “little” break for the rat-race, also know as “sabbatical leave”. It allowed me to find internal rest, and clarity about a lot of things important to life. One of the “plans” was to stick to “the plan of not having plan” and let emerge what comes.
I got back to drawing – yes, i was trained as an architect – and discovered i am still quite good at drawing straight lines, but really challenged by curved lines, like human bodies, faces, hands,… probably a testimony of my inclination to the cognitive, analytic, “straight” thinking patterns that formed the first part of my life.
I also did a little dive in the works of Carl Jung. One of the works i struggled through was “Man and his Symbols“.
I was particularly attracted to the part on dream analysis, and how a dream strictly spoken can only be analysed by the dreamer himself. There is not something like a standard way of analysing dreams. I followed the suggestion to document my dreams. I found this quite confrontational. Very personal. Most of it not really for publication on a public blog.
But i was surprised how some dream transcripts came out in different formats: from films scenarios, to paintings, or even poetry like.
I will start publishing some of these dreams. Here is the first one: i labeled it “breakfast”. Hope you like it.
Warm hands wiping
Caressing the table
Weeping leftovers of the night
Used and worn-out shrapnel
Dispersed sparks amidst breadcrumbs and tears
More to come…