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Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE…

12/10/2014
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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE...

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE…

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE...

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE…

Excerpt from Becoming Human by Hafiz
Once a man came to me and spoke for hours about
“His great visions of God” he felt he was having
He asked me for confirmation, saying,
“Are these wondrous dreams true?”

I replied, “How many goats do you have?”
He looked surprised and said,
“I am speaking of sublime visions
And you ask
About goats!” Hafiz

What inhabits my dreamscape? What do I find dreamy? In my dreamscape, I find shapes and scenes in foggy weather quite dreamy. They harken back to something old and ancient in the deepest recesses of my being. I am awake in the fog, yet my mind is in a dream like state, inhaling all that gray gloominess… I reach for the sun. Light cheers me up. Often in my dreams, I see bridges and the sea. The waves crashing nearby lull me to sleep, and then, I awaken to the din of traffic outside or the cat calling his friends to stop by and play. I prefer dreamscape to dreamy. You ask why? The word “dreamy” reminds me of Patrick Dempsey not dreams and memory… I wonder why!

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE...

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE…

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE...

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE…

Excerpt from The Awakening by Rumi
I tried to remember in my heart
what I’d dreamt about
during the night
before I became aware
of this moving
of life

I found my dreams
but the moon took me away
It lifted me up to the firmament
and suspended me there
I saw how my heart had fallen
on your path
singing a song

Once, an elder told me, in my father’s village, that water and bridges take us across the veil from the land of the living to the ancestral realm…. “In a good way”, he intoned, when I expressed alarm. “The water is healing and the bridge assures a return”. What about the ducks? I ask. “They have their place as a backdrop to the life before us. They provide us with beautiful memories in the background of all of life’s challenges. Flowers, nature and love do too”. So enjoy the ducks in the park pond, their role is crucial to our memory…

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“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.” Khalil Gibran

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE...

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE…

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE...

Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE…

Never give all the heart by W. B. Yeats, (1865 – 1939)
Never give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that’s lovely is
But a brief, dreamy, kind delight…

O never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it well enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost.via poets.org

I want my dreams to leave me with promises of good to come. Sometimes they do. Other time, they warn me of the travails of life. It is always about balance and perhaps, that’s why dreamy is not part of my vocabulary. I keep thinking of Patrick Dempsey instead of something deeper and more personal… Is he called dreamy or steamy? Whatever.  What inhabits your dreamscape?

This post was inspired by a Daily Post Prompt: Weekly Photo Challenge: DREAMSCAPE   This week, we’d like to see an image that looks dreamy to you. A photo of a place you often visit in dreams. A snapshot of your dreamy boy- or girlfriend. A scene that looks a bit out-of-this world. Take us on a flight of fancy!

Positive Motivation Tip: Our dreams are filled with hopes, wishes and mystery. When you’re ready, the door will open wide for you.

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: from my Personal Collection. Poetry excerpts: Rumi via khamush.com, Hafiz via AstroDreamAdvisor.com, W.B.Yeats via poets.org

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

37 Comments leave one →
  1. Liz Mays permalink
    13/10/2014 10:33 pm

    My actual dreams are usually not very relaxing like your photos suggest. My day dreams are though!

  2. Ben Butler permalink
    13/10/2014 10:39 pm

    Those are amazing pictures. My favorite is the bridge just melting into the fog. Beautiful.

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) permalink
    14/10/2014 2:29 am

    I always remember my dreams, but they are not usually so relaxing. I am usually on some sort of adventure.

    • 14/10/2014 2:37 am

      Liz said the about having very active dreams… I wonder if this has to do with all the activities that keep us busy in the day time… At least you are on an adventure which sounds like fun to me.

  4. 14/10/2014 2:38 am

    You’ve got some great writing here. We had a big fog yesterday and it really does cause a million thoughts when you’re out and about in it.

    • 14/10/2014 2:39 am

      Thank you Rosey. The fog only bothers me when I have to drive out of my familiar zone. It can be terrifying too. 🙂

  5. 14/10/2014 4:10 am

    Very eerie and dreamlike pictures. I think you did well with this week’s task! My favorite is the one of the bridge!

  6. Mrs. Mashed Up permalink
    14/10/2014 4:30 am

    Great eerie and dreamlike pictures this week. I think you did a great job on the challenge. My favorite one is the one featuring the bridge.

  7. 14/10/2014 5:06 am

    I find the fog to be amazing, cause it is never the same.. As far as my dreams go, they are usually very vivid, and i feel like i am really in the situation. Sometime i feel what is really going on and i wake up in a cold sweet..

  8. 14/10/2014 5:35 am

    This is wonderful. The pictures are beautiful and I love your writing.

  9. Mrs. Jilly Fisher permalink
    14/10/2014 7:33 am

    This is what it looks like in Chicago today. Makes me want to take a nap. lol

  10. Danielle Stewart permalink
    14/10/2014 9:15 am

    The quotes are what I needed today. Thank you for allowing me into your dreamscape!

  11. 14/10/2014 12:06 pm

    I’m really liking the bridge pic! Super cool 🙂

  12. 14/10/2014 3:08 pm

    Beautiful pictures and message! And I love the Eleanor Roosevelt quote at the beginning. She was such an intelligent person!

  13. katrinagehman permalink
    14/10/2014 5:33 pm

    those are such pretty pictures. i love the bridge one

  14. 15/10/2014 8:01 am

    These photos are so beautiful! The bridge one is my favorite – I love a bridge in the fog. 🙂

  15. 15/10/2014 11:49 am

    These are some beautiful photos and kind of reminds me of our vacation up in the moments. So beautiful, peaceful and oh so dreamy. I have some dreams from time to time and I feel like some of my dreams actually do have some meaning.

  16. 15/10/2014 12:12 pm

    These are really great photos. What a fun challenge!

  17. Stephanie permalink
    15/10/2014 12:18 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I hate driving in fog by the way!

  18. 15/10/2014 12:35 pm

    These photos are really beautiful! Thank you for sharing them.

  19. 15/10/2014 1:26 pm

    What beautiful photos. You sure know how to work a camera.

  20. 15/10/2014 2:32 pm

    I love the Eleanor Roosevelt quote at the top- so true, for me the dreaming is the best part of the future! Beautiful foggy photos, thanks!

  21. lilce51286 permalink
    15/10/2014 2:54 pm

    Love the pictures and fog for me makes me sleepy lol I’m weird

  22. Emily R. (@busymomblog) permalink
    15/10/2014 7:25 pm

    I love all of the fog photos. It’s kind of scary!

  23. 16/10/2014 2:00 am

    Love the first shot of the bridge. All the mist makes it look so mysterious.

  24. 16/10/2014 3:48 am

    I love foggy pics, beauty is everywhere!

  25. 16/10/2014 5:49 pm

    The first picture and the mood just grabbed me! Wonderful! I think my dreamscape wouldn’t be foggy though.

  26. 17/10/2014 2:58 am

    Inspiring quotes complete with a beautiful photo

  27. 18/10/2014 6:55 pm

    That picture of the bridge is breathtaking! I don’t think I dream anymore…or if I do, I don’t remember them.

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