“Dreams are todays’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.”
Some of our most creative work comes to us in the still of the night and the depths of our dreams; that quiet place at 3:00 a.m. when the rest of the world seems to be asleep and we can feel the quality of hushed holiness permeate our being. Mozart did it, Gaughan did it, Kurtzweil does it- that is, create some of their most profound works from this generative spot. We can tap into our creative source from at least three aspects of the dream: the narrative story of the dream itself, the emotions of the dream, and the images and pictures it brings to us. I don’t know if Bob Franke created this song while he was dreaming, but the words reflect the possibility that dreams were his inspiration. Given the pain and grieving we are living through these days, I offer to you this song of his for a healing:
by Bob Franke
It’s so easy to dream of days gone by
It’s a hard thing to think of times to come
But the grace to accept ev’ry moment as a gift
Is a gift that is given to some.
What can you do with your days but work and hope
Let your dreams bind your work to your play
What can you do with each moment of your life
But love til you’ve loved it away
Love til you’ve loved it away.
There are sorrows enough for the whole world’s end
There are no guarantees but the grave
And the life that I live and the time I have spent
Are a treasure too precious to save.
May your creative source be for a blessing,