March 26, 2007

Whose Idea?

So, the film Waking Life broaches this subject, but never answers the question that often puzzles me. Have you ever had a dream where you're at a concert, and you're hearing this band that you never heard of before, and they're playing a song that you never heard of before, and it's awesome? When you wake up, you realize that it was just a dream. But, who wrote that song? Who's writing the dialogue of the other characters in your dream? Who's thinking up these incredibly intricate worlds and ideas that you're interacting with in your dream? Are we all crazy and brilliant, and need to figure out a way to release these ideas when we're awake? Or do we channel these ideas from somewhere that we can only enter when unconscious?