actually had a dream

In the dream I’d just figured out what I’d been doing wrong all this time or what I was missing. It was so clear and I couldn’t remember being so excited about it. Unlike usual it was still vivid in my awakening head – I mean I could see myself writing with brand new confidence but couldn’t remember exactly why. But the lessons began to trickle in and the reality might just be better than a dream.

Well it all comes back to the same issue: going way too fast. Skimming surfaces. Rushing into a dark foreign room and trying to rearrange the furniture without turning on the light and trying to get it done before sunrise. Mistaking a sketch for a completion. Not taking the mental time to get to know as much of everything as possible (applies across the board: fictions, poetics, nonfictions….).

Again: these are very slow-going endeavors. Maybe it’s part of the good-news-bad-news process: the more that is learned…. or if what is known now was known at the outset….? The more one learns the harder one see it is – yet the journey has come far too far to turn back.


About Timmy the Scribbler

Love to write all kinds of stuff I love writing so many different kinds of stuff it is a constant struggle to narrow the focus to a manageable handful and let the others go. But a few years ago I dipped my fingers into a poetry pie and of all my uncertainties, one thing that is no uncertainty is that it is one passion that must remain, so maybe that's the one. I do dearly delight in chopping up fictional works into stanzas and syllables.
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