Sunday, April 17, 2005

The Art of Daydreaming

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe , author, editor, & poet (1809 - 1849)

Daydreams are handpicked and magical, driving us to actions fueled by imagination. The dreamers portion of my brain is highly developed. I have dreamed enough imaginings into reality to understand that the line between the two is only as hard to cross as you make it.
Daydreamers are often criticized for what they cannot help. And Thank God being told to stop dreaming has little effect upon a true daydreamer. The world would be a poor place if all the lively minds ceased their spinning.
Poe used the word cognizant, which means mindful and aware. That just about sums it up. A person who dreams in the light of day sees things through eyes not limited to what is up close; what is quickly becomes what can be, since no walls separate the two. A walled up mind never imagines what seems impossible and a body led by such a mind never escapes the prison those wall erect.
Daydreaming is a worthwhile pastime, no matter what you have been told to the contrary. Test your own capacity by letting your mind drift where it will for a portion of time every day. Choose the smallest imagining and try to breath life into it, as you watch it bloom into reality, your soul will sing a tune like no other. And before long your daily dreams will outnumber your nightly ones, who knows if you are really blessed they just might replace them altogether.