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On Preferring Dreams to Waking... fachad

Posted by Dr. Bob on June 13, 2003, at 18:39:48

In reply to On Preferring Dreams to Waking..., posted by fachad on June 12, 2003, at 21:23:56

> > About your urge to sleep and finding your vivid dreams more fascinating then waking life...
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> Thought my life I've had the thought that I preferred sleeping to waking.
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> H.P. Lovecraft and Jorge Luis Borges both had that theme in many of their stories.
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> Here's one of my favorite Lovecraft passages, excerpted from "Ex Oblivione":
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> "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..."
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> "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..."
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> Ex Oblivione is a exceptional short story/prose poem, with a terrible and wonderful ending, and can be found here:
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> http://www.gizmology.net/lovecraft/works/exoblivo.htm
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Re: On Preferring Dreams to Waking... fachad

Posted by agencypanic on June 16, 2003, at 0:27:16

In reply to On Preferring Dreams to Waking... fachad, posted by Dr. Bob on June 13, 2003, at 18:39:48

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


"The Jamais Vu Papers" deals with this topic too, kind of a fun read.


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