Sunday, 2 December 2018

winter is coming

non e' vero
che il meglio
e' gia' stato

Ithaca, NY, 2018

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Non-lucid dreaming

Last dream of the night, which always seems to be the one we remember most vividly.

Taking part in some race, running then using a mix of strange vehicles, struggling to keep the car on the street on a fast curve and not run into the child on the curb, interacting with all sorts of people and overcoming strange hurdles.

Maybe it was about overcoming hurdles. Everything was well in the end, but the happy ending does not come by itself. You have to work for it. Such a deep and morally compelling thought, you will agree, also very original. I am amazed at the depth of my own dreams interpretation.

More amazed still at the mind's ability to create such a wealth of intricate details about a running course, with lots of people involved and situations developing along the way.
It happened again last night, with the unfolding of a complex plot involving an intelligence mission in a strange territory, complete with secret coded communications and uncertainty on whether those on the other side are really the baddies. I seem to be questioning the nature of good and bad. Another deep interpretation.

Regardless. Our minds are capable of so much more than what we expect and train them to do, if you only manage to leave them alone and let them go... relinquish control and let them create and immerse themselves in surprising, alternative worlds.

I wake up in awe almost every morning, at the end of another journey in a fantastic non-reality of my own making.

Is there anything at all in this idea of lucid dreaming?

An underwater air junkie

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Sitting still
is about giving time
for the silt
to settle
in the waters of the mind
so you can see clearly again

Capri, 2018

Monday, 12 February 2018

Seek a stream
that you can trust to flow into
for some relief from the weight
to gently push you in the right direction
help you along
a little

Boston, winter 2017

Nulla di piu' triste che avere una vita
e non sapere cosa farsene

Sunday, 4 February 2018

seduto sul bordo di un fiume
di pensieri
il filo di un respiro regolare
tra le dita della mente
per non cadere

ti osservi
e non sei piu' tu

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

This flame

Burning out fast
Or perhaps not fast enough
Enclosed and contained
Forever unable
To break free
To start a fire and make a difference
Unfulfilled promise