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”
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.
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. 🙂
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.
Oh yeah, I like the new blog. 🙂
Jessica, I’ll get some sun as soon as I can schedule it. There are roses to prune.