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…!

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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

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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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Drink a Cup to Innocence

Tonight, yes, there is a special midnight moment to mention. Enjoy the music and video!

Find an old friend or imagine one to be there to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017.

You have made memories in 2016 and relived memories from the years that have passed. A hand held, a smile given and returned, young and old alike. People came into your life, people left your life. Music played.

If you have regrets, make a change in 2017.

Cry, laugh, and find the human spirit that makes you, you.

And for one brief moment tonight…

Raise and drink a cup to innocence.
Same Old Lang Syne” by Dan Fogelberg (from YouTube)

Happy New Year from Thoughts at Midnight

Video sourced from YouTube Dan Fogelberg 1980 Same Old Lang Syne

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