One of the great things about teaching workshops is that you get to meet some very talented, interesting and likeable people. With the kind of workshops I do, such as ‘Writing the Tarot’ and ‘Writing in the House of Dreams’, most of the people who come also have a real sense of adventure.
Cue Paul Farrington, a keen traveller and talented young writer and photographer, who has done a number of courses with me now. At the last workshop before Christmas, Paul brought me a present, and here it is – a large print of a photo he took in America.
I’ve been contemplating this picture over the holidays – how we can see the outside in wonderful detail, but we can only imagine what lies inside that spacious interior. The dark windows reveal nothing; they only reflect back the world outside.
We are the House of Dreams – the outer life so clear and familiar, the inner world often caught only in glimpses, or sometimes completely ignored. Dream-recalling and creative work of every kind are keys to getting right inside, having a proper look around and making yourself at home.
That’s the great joy of writing for me. It enables you to inhabit more of your Self. Dreamworking does the same thing.
Thank-you for following, commenting, tweeting and sharing on facebook throughout 2012, and may your 2013 be rich with wonderful dreams and writing.
5 thoughts on “We are the House of Dreams”
What an amazing house – made me think of Scooby Doo for some reason. And a great metaphor for dreaming.
Yes, it’s a great image – makes you really want to see inside. Hopefully not mad dogs and crazy ghosts!
Love your post Jenny. It made me consider just how little we share of our inner self to others. And our outward persona that we do share can very superficial compared to what lies beneath the surface. I was brought up to be so guarded in my thoughts and dreams which is why I enjoy the freedom of writing.
Freedom – yes. That’s what I feel too, Carolyn 🙂
Dream house is right!