Dream, Fiction, Musings, My Books, Novel, Writing

In the Depths of Despair

The long, dark days of winter are hard on my mood, and the weather has been mostly gloom here. To add to that, I’ve been spending my time with a broken-hearted man, who doesn’t know yet that he will escape his present darkness.

This man is my protagonist Jalal. While I’m writing his scenes, I naturally reflect on the darkest times in my life when neither scripture nor platitude could reach me, when I despaired, and that which was, and is, and evermore shall be, could reach me only through my dreams. I had two years of the most detailed, archetypal dreams of my life. Recognizing their importance, I kept a diary, waking in the morning able to write in detail two or three lengthy dreams. To this day, I can look through that journal and the dreams replay in my mind. I learned a lot about myself during that time. Light dispels darkness.

Maybe I will give Jalal some dreams of his own to get him through.

7 thoughts on “In the Depths of Despair”

  1. There is to be sun this week…make sure you get a bit of it.
    Dreams can be very interesting and helpful.
    GOod idea to give Jalal some.

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  2. Wow, you’ve completely revamped your blog. I like it. Is it to help give you a little spring in your winter right now? And as far as Jalal, I say, dream away. 🙂

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  3. Hi Linda!! I missed you last night *sniff, sniff* I think that’s so cool that you have a detailed dream diary. I have to work really hard to remember my dreams, but when I do they’re usually really cool. My current WIP started with a dream.

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