Charles Johnson on Writing and Dreaming

Writing is a lot like dreaming. You’re creating a dream for the reader. John Gardner used to call a work of fiction a vivid and continuous dream. Vivid because a work of fiction should have all of that vividness that a dream has in its details. And it should be continuous in the sense that […]


“Consciousness possesses the characteristics of an absolute metaphor–something known to exist which cannot be otherwise described.”

J. F. Pagel, “The Synchronous Electrophysiology of Conscious States” in Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams, Vol. 22, Number 3, September 2012 p. 173.


The Moon

Photo credit NASA/JPL/USGS

This weekend the moon waxed full, a bright circle in the night sky, a sign of wholeness. I get reminders every month of the full moon through my friend Brenda Ferrimani’s project Dreaming Global Illumination, but I would notice it anyway. I’m one of the people who thinks it’s way cool […]

Early Morning Pantoum

By Kim Hansen

You will not have time To fully experience the yellow hummingbird If you aren’t ready within yourself when you come upon it. Save the context for later.

To fully experience the yellow hummingbird You must bring all of your senses into potential now. Save the context for later When you have time […]