Psycho-Babble Faith | about religious faith | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

On Preferring Dreams to Waking...

Posted by fachad on June 12, 2003, at 21:23:56

In reply to Re: Manic-Depression and Metaphysics, posted by habbyshabit on June 4, 2003, at 23:25:03

> About your urge to sleep and finding your vivid dreams more fascinating then waking life...

Thought my life I've had the thought that I preferred sleeping to waking.

H.P. Lovecraft and Jorge Luis Borges both had that theme in many of their stories.

Here's one of my favorite Lovecraft passages, excerpted from "Ex Oblivione":

"When the last days were upon me, and the ugly trifles of existence began to drive me to madness like the small drops of water that torturers let fall ceaselessly upon one spot of their victims body, I loved the irradiate refuge of sleep. In my dreams I found a little of the beauty I had vainly sought in life, and wandered through old gardens and enchanted woods..."

"After a while, as the days of waking became less and less bearable from their greyness and sameness, I would often drift in opiate peace through the valley and the shadowy groves, and wonder how I might seize them for my eternal dwelling-place, so that I need no more crawl back to a dull world stript of interest and new colours..."

Ex Oblivione is a exceptional short story/prose poem, with a terrible and wonderful ending, and can be found here:




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Faith | Framed

poster:fachad thread:230734