The Daily Post at WordPress.com has posted its new weekly photo challenge: Dreaming.
What carries us into dreams? What prompted an inventor, poet, or artist to visualize a now realized dream? What inspires your dreams and daydreams?
When you see a castle, do you wonder who has lived there and imagine another time? Do you see yourself inside those walls, looking out?
When you’re in a pristine environment, can you imagine being the first person to ever set foot there? Can you smell the warm dirt, hear the moving water, sense the wildlife hiding from view?
Or can you imagine being on the shores of Loch Ness, with its black peaty water, and seeing an unknown creature poke its head above the inky surface?
Photos and artwork can move us to wonderful dreamy imaginings.
For me, music is also a wonderful gateway to daydreams. I love so many kinds of music. I love thinking about what inspired a sonata, indigenous folk music, or a popular song. I can be transported to the first place I heard a song, or to new places altogether.
And there are some great songs about dreaming – like Dream a Little Dream of Me, California Dreamin‘, Disney’s A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes, The Everly Brothers’ (All I Have to do is) Dream, and my personal favorite – Johnny Mercer’s Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue). There have been so many covers of this one – everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, and Linda Ronstadt, to Michael Buble and the Captain and Tenille (actually a nice recording). My favorite, though, is Roy Orbison’s poignant rendition. Some of you may recognize this from the movie You’ve Got Mail….
So what inspires your dreams? To see what dreamy photos and thoughts other bloggers have posted, click here. And dream, dream, dream…