Friday, September 21, 2012
Dreaming Explained Good
The human brain is an organ whose cellular concert projects the mind. The mind, once created, finds it has no material substance of its own and consoles itself by furiously organizing events reported to it by the brain. It sounds like this:
Brain: Hey, get a load of this, this, this and...
Mind: Gaaaah!!! Slow down! I only have two...Crap! I'm a figmental focal point; I don't have any hands!
But it doesn't stop there. Brain throws stuff at Mind all day and Mind does its best to put it away but usually gives up early and just waits for Brain to give it a rest . Sleep is when two loosely connected regions of the brain, the conscious and the subconscious, communicate with each other. According to the early nineteenth century scholars who described this process and educator, Eliphalet Oram Lyte (1842 - 1913) who set their scientific abstract to modern music, it sounds like this:
"Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily.
Life is but a dream."
Central idea is, conscious and subconscious are two mental states sung in the round. Mind simply cranks the brain a bit and it becomes an engine that churns events and releases them out an exhaust pipe. In this gaseous form, Mind finds them manageable. It is called dreaming. I've found dreaming a nebulous enigma. No one of my generation can rule out waking up in Golden Gate Park back in 1967 exclaiming, "Oh wow!" It happens.
But when it doesn't happen it means the past 45 years are real and we must give consideration to all dreams. One dream, which coincided with the new hat, was predicated on the idea of the American Civil War involved a big tree in our back yard here in California. I got into my toybox and found properties to commemorate this event. Sometimes the events most worthy of celebration are dreams that did not come true.