Friday, February 20, 2009

Day Dreaming

6:45 a.m.

"Clouds are numbered amongst the most oneiric of 'poetic things.' They are the objects of daytime oneiric experience. They call forth easy, ephemeral reveries. In an instant we are 'in the clouds,' and the we come back down to earth, gently teased by positivists. No dreamer attributes to clouds the solemn significance of other sky 'signs.' In short, the reverie of clouds has a particular psychological characteristic: it is a reverie without responsibility."

Gaston Bachelard, 'Clouds', from Air and Dreams: An essay on the imagination of movement. (first published in French in 1943)

7:00 a.m.

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