By Bernie Bell
Daydreaming….what has happened to daydreaming? Folk spend so much time, staring at their ….gadgets! What has happened to daydreaming? I day-dream, a lot. It’s a time, or place, where thoughts can flow into the mind – ideas, decisions. I’m sure, that for some, that’s when their poetry arrives, or prose – or equations! Daydreaming, I feel, is an important part of human life. But, where is there a place, or space, for day-dreaming, when folk aren’t prepared to have a moment’s peace or stillness?
Some, still do.
I believe that day-dreaming……….settles the mind, allows thoughts, ideas, stories, poetry, images, to flow into the mind; to mix, rise, sink in, clarify, join together to make connections. All-in-all, a good, helpful thing, for the mind, to do. Also, sometimes, something which a person has been mulling over, and mulling over, and mulling over, with no solution, can just fall into place, clearly, while that person is day-dreaming.
I see it as a way for the mind to roam and find clarity.
“When you’re troubled, send your mind out on vacation, let it wander like the wild geese, in the west.” – Robert Plant
I’ll mention – the picture is from pre-Covid times – of course, everyone on that bus would be wearing a mask now – day-dreaming or not.
I spend a lot of time day dreaming. Some might say too much, but it feeds my soul. I enjoy your writing. Keep up the good work.
Thank you Cath – that’s very well timed, as I’m having a ‘wobble’ at the moment. It’ll pass. It’s just how I am – I go up and down.
Recognizing that I do so and recognizing what’s happening, helps me to deal with it. As does evidence of human kindness – mentioning no names!
Have been gardening this morning – worked wonders.