By Langston Hughes
I dream a world where man No other man will scorn, Where love will bless the earth And peace its paths adorn. I dream a world where all Will know sweet freedom’s way, Where greed no longer saps the soul Nor avarice blights our day. A world I dream where black or [...]
This is too adorable not to post. I love the bright intelligence in those eyes as the pup tries to understand.
When I asked for dream symbols to discuss here, one of my friends offered this: “I dreamed a lot about wolves after 9/11, and I never had before. But that’s pretty obvious.” Not having the narratives of those dreams handy, my guess is that the wolves appear as threatening, symbols of viciousness and appetite that [...]
From the archives: Fannie McKnight’s college room in a boarding house c. 1898 in Oberlin, OH. I particularly like the “Boy Wanted” sign against the nest of pillows.
Dreams often bring people to mind whom I haven’t consciously thought of in weeks, or months, or sometimes years. Some of these dreams ignite a mild sort of curiosity, a writer’s desire to know how the person’s life unfolded. Other dreams leave a deeper, more poignant residual feeling, especially if I’ve dreamed of someone I [...]
I had the good fortune to hear Bailey Jester at a house concert and this song, in particular, pulled my heart.
By Nancy Powell
The wind blows its eternal questions Scattering down the path Of this dear river Streaming across my feet As crows caw endlessly
On and on the river flows Before time and beyond Never ceasing to sing Her murmuring song
A bed of sand is all I need To rest my head A [...]
“How can cosmic religious feeling be communicated from one person to another, if it can give rise to no definite notion of a God and no theology? In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.”
A couple of weeks ago I asked some friends for suggestions of dream symbols they’d like to see me discuss here. One of the most unusual was “An eggplant as a guardian angel.” Often when I hear a dream my mind goes to word play, so one of the first things I thought of was [...]