What Are Midnight Thoughts Without Dreams?

Is it possible to dream what we were last thinking before falling asleep?

I Want to Keep My Dreams

I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.
~ Joseph Heller

People aside, because thinking of the people that have been in your life makes it too easy to bring them into a dream.

It’s the thoughts… the subject of the thoughts… even those that may make for bad dreams: the guilt, the worry, the fear. Will thinking of these influence the dreams that come that night?

Even if so, dreams are fleeting. They exist and are then gone. Allow yourself to keep them while they last.

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Night and Memory Suppress Idle Details

As Jorge Luis Borges was known to say…
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.

…wouldn’t you tend to agree?

Granted, one must actually be out and surrounded by the night and not encapsulated in some room, no matter how dimly lit – the night has properties to it, and midnight shows them to us even more so than twilight or a breaking dawn.

Memories can blur, experiences at night also blur...

Tis the Season

Tis the Season for a night time walk…!

Photo Credit: Image license CC BY-SA 2.0 for ‎”Tis the Season” :::Explored::: by jason jenkins via Flickr

A Random Walk Through Midnight Thoughts

No, really, I do not know if these thoughts came to anyone in the middle of the night (they’re not mine).

But these thoughts exist, and do run through my mind, if not by the exact quote, by some varying and fleeting manner. Often obscure, often incomplete. When I am half-awake, half-asleep, not knowing which is which.

Napkin Wisdom

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
~ Arthur C Clarke

Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.
~ Mark Twain

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.
~ Audrey Hepburn

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
~ Steve Jobs

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Image license CC BY-SA 2.0: “Napkin Wisdom” by Gisela Giardino on Flickr

The School of Dreams

Who taught us to dream? How do we “know” to dream?

School of Dreams

In my mind, I attended the School of Dreams at an age that I can not recall, as a being that I do not remember.

However it was accomplished, my instructors were quite good. To this very day I can attest to that.

Tonight I will know once again, a dream world. I may walk in it alone, as a shadow, or I may soar through it magically without wings. Others may be there… or not.

A dream world, far away from reality, thanks to the School of Dreams.

“In the School of Dreams, at an age I can not recall, as a being I do not remember, the dream world was revealed.”
~ Aden Curtis
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Sorry, We Are Reorganizing

UPDATE: we are well on our way to updating our posts (and creating new ones too). Our hosting situation has been resolved and a couple of old posting pages have already been updated with restored images!

—original “sorry” post—
Perhaps you saw our notice on our Facebook Page…
We had major hosting provider problems and lost critical information.
After some testing, we were able to save bits and pieces and have now moved to another host.
Don’t be surprised if the website has problems all the way through until the New Year!
Fortunately, Thoughts at Midnight is just a fun endeavor with a small following. Hopefully 2020 will bring all of us new things to look forward to!

Sorry