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A dream? Or is it a nightmare?
Jim Broede
Posted: Monday, October 5, 2015 5:44 AM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462



I have dreams. About having to write about stuff. That I don’t want to write about. That happens. When one writes for newspapers. Which I did. For many years. I had one of those dreams tonight. Seemed more like a nightmare than a dream. Because I was on an assignment. From an editor. To track down information. For a story. And I couldn’t find the place. Where I was supposed to go. And it became terribly frustrating. I stopped. To ask people for directions. And they gave me complicated routes. That made it seem impossible. As if they were leading me. Into a labyrinth. From which I’d never emerge. Finally, I woke up. Feeling stressed and tense. But to start feeling good and relaxed again. I got up. And here I am. Writing about stuff. That I can’t decide yet. Whether to call a dream. Or a too frequent bothersome nightmare. --Jim


Jim Broede
Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2015 11:08 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I collect my thoughts. By writing. It's not enough. To merely think. I have to put thoughts in writing. Before they become meaningful. I have to see words. Written words. That give me the opportunity to ponder. To reflect. To maybe even find better words. I listen to other people's words. When they speak. But I prefer to read their words. At a leisurely pace. Maybe over and over again. And then come back to those words. Maybe a day or a week or a month later. It's important. To allow words to percolate. --Jim