Surreal

My mind is blank.

My mind is blank.

My mind is blank.

But out of the darkness, or perhaps the blinding whiteness, that is the blankness of my mind, I settle on an odd image – it is the image of a desert. Endless dunes of sand, a warm night breeze ruffling the sands around my ankles – but the sky, the sky is what my blank mind focuses on. The sky which is full of a myriad stars, thousands upon thousands of them twinkling in every direction which my eyes can focus on. The stars are spread out every which way, the thick band of the milky way shining brightly through the middle, and the moon’s brightness taking away a patch of stars as it outshines them. So many of those stars don’t exist anymore.

I feel like I should want to be the Little Prince, fallen out of the sky and managing not to worry about my fate. I wish I could worry only about wanting a sheep and a glass cover for my rose, and a snake to bite me and take me back home. I feel like there would be something peaceful about saving someone and bringing him to a well and then leaving him forever, with only the memory of laughter to make the stars bright to him.

My mind is blank.

My mind is blank.

My mind is blank.

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7 thoughts on “Surreal

  1. Fly me to the moon
    And let me play among the stars
    Let me see what spring is like
    On Jupiter and Mars . . .

    So gently visual and calming. I so very much enjoy these kind of reveries you have and share with us :^)

    J.W. Nicklaus

  2. JW – Did you know I love that old jazz standard or did you just guess?

    Goodbadandugly – I wish that were true, but J.W. is the awesome one about that. He’s definitely got a talent for good comments [and even better posts].

  3. Its slightly surreal that we both have recent “Surreal” posts. She seemed slightly hesitant about the number thing but did suggest facebook so I guess Ill add her – no harm. Shame she has a boyfriend (Whos in Uni – Miles away) heheehehe

  4. Both of you flatter me . . . don’t stop!

    Emily, I had no idea you loved that song. I’d say that falls squarely in the realm of ‘serendipity’. I thought the opening stanza quite appropriate to your beautifully written post. Just made sense.

  5. Fly Me To The Moon is one of the greatest songs of all time. I thought of that also while reading this. Funny.

    I wanted to say that if your mind is blank and you come up with this…..WOW. I just loved it. I was transported somewhere. Probably to the moon 🙂

  6. Long Time Traveller is my favorite song right now. It’s folk and very calming. Just throwing it out there because your post sorta made me think of it again. Thanks for the constant comments!

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