Wednesday, November 08, 2006

RAMBLE: Thinking about reality, dreams and places in between

For sometime I have been thinking about these. This thought process has certain givens, which are predefined. While this precise uses or is based on a specific instance, it does not restrict to this, I believe. The bare bones hypothesis in this paragraph is that for any reality to sustain and move ahead beyond existing boundaries of current time, space, existing constraints (plane related boundaries, as in physics); it will require an element of dream (or fiction or wish, call it what you will). Likewise, for any dream to sustain, there will have to be a supporting from real life. You can’t have one and not have the other, its not mutually exclusive, but in a sense complementary and each half prodding the other on. To look at dreams in an isolated fashion is a fool’s paradise, if I want words I must practice and polish my p’s and q’s and live that bloody painful drudgery, hitting the keyboard and shudder at the outcome, but this has to happen in real time. If any event/ conversation in real time has to go beyond the inanities of what did you eat for dinner, and what did you do next; which is as real as it gets; then somewhere some wish or dream or whatever you term it, has to come in- I’m not even defining what this is. But without that dream or wish to reach towards, however fragile or wisplike it is, what is real today would crumble apart. Yes, balancing real/ unreal is a thin line, the kind of stuff that DSM is made up of.
So I think.

11 comments:

Cherie! said...

Dream, wish, imagination...the unreal, the virtual...yes it is a fine line we walk. So you living a secret life Ms Walter Mitty?

austere said...

*smiles*

GhostOfTomJoad said...

Nice thought!

Let's just put it this way...to be alive live means to be able to dream. Reality? I'm not sure how important that is to live :-)

Funny Cherie should mention Walter Mitty b'cos I was going to call this a Billy Liar type of post...Billy Liar being a Walter Mitty of sorts.

To answer your question about the shoot, no haven't even started yet. The last trip was for the recce and script etc. We start shoot in the third week.

E said...

I wonder if you recall the "What dreams may come..." post of mine from last year. Something similar there.

austere said...

e-nope. link pls or mail ?

mr ghost- Billy Liar, eh. hullo wikipedia.
hmm to the reality/dream continuum.

Prerona said...

so what do mean by dream, here? anykind of reaching out, out of reality? or distortions of reality, or vision of ur role in reality or plan projections?

day dreaming? hallucinating? rem? mad ambitions? ambitions? love? fantasies? aspirations?

or maybe life? maybe we're all brains in a vat, matrix like, and life is someones dream. or we're like vanilla sky and life is OUR dream?

austere said...

any extension of daily reality, which sigma'ed, is life.dream today,life tomorrow iff there is an interlink of the real.

collective bubbling cauldron too possibly; i like the sense of sheer randomess this bring in.

yes, no,preronaben?

driftwood said...

I don't know, Austy. I keep my dreams totally away from reality. But you already know that!

austere said...

hmm.. I do see a linkage, so wont agree.

Anonymous said...

Well, some think that dreams are unconscious thoughts, so, in that sense, they are not 'unreal' at all. Or at least no more so than what people think about when awake.

austere said...

parlancheq- yes...but this refered to more of a "wishlist" kind of dream. not the zzz sleeping kind.