The Dreaming Manifest is a participatory collection of dream stories, sorted by color in order to explore the correspondences between color and sub-conscious (or unconscious) memory and experience.
Visit the collection and make a contribution at http://www.dreamingmanifest.net
' I was at a retreat event for my office that was geared towards helping employees with goal-setting and performance improvement. There was an elaborate make-your-own-sandwich deli spread, and we learned after serving ourselves that the sandwiches we'd made had a deeper significance! The bread and cold-cuts we'd chosen symbolized, in a complicated Myers-Briggs kind of way, our strengths and qualities as employees. Problem was, I'd chosen some of the only sandwich fixings that lacked a deeper meaning. My sandwich was interpreted to mean just "The corporate lamplighter ate a salami sandwich."'
I have always been a vivid dreamer. I clearly remember dreams, even from my very early childhood. I'm familiar with the bittersweet experience of waking up from a dream and feeling for a period (perhaps only moments, sometimes days) that it would be worth almost anything to get back into that world, slip back into some imaginary relationship, or see the end of the story.
The Dreaming Manifest extends and expands my personal collection of remembered dreams, offering visitors an opportunity to contribute as well as to read. I am fascinated by fictional accounts of shared dreaming and communal experiences or physical places only accessible to the sleeping mind. I am also intrigued by the logic of dreams: the random correspondences between unrelated places and objects, and the inexplicable significance attached to particular words or people by the subconscious.