Catching Dreams

December 9, 2014

Dreamscapes XII (12)

Everyone loves to dream. But there’s a little door in your brain that stays closed, because not all of the ideas in there would be embraced by everyone like they were in your childhood. So you keep it closed most of the time. Every once in a while you’ll let it open and peek in, or maybe even venture inside and poke around. You may not even realize you’re doing it. Perhaps it’s just daydreaming. Perhaps it’s wishful thinking. Or perhaps you are escaping from the world you are in.

As a child, that little door is always open. The difference between reality and a dream is almost indistinguishable. The ability to fly, talk to dolphins, or see fairies is not questioned and can and does really happen, every day. The possibilities are limitless. Hours are spent with just a butterfly net and an empty jar.

My dreamscapes series captures the spirit of a child’s mind – of my mind. I reflect on my own childhood for inspiration, remembering when I believed I could build a real airplane from cardboard boxes, or be carried away by balloons. With this newest image in the series, I’m catching dreams. I have to do it now because if I wait any longer, I might not be able to open the door.

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