SLUMBER SECRETS

LXVI.

My love affair

With words

Provides a course

Alive with surprise

Shimmering on the brink

Of beauty,

Between awake

And slumber.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Garnish it with clover,

Make it spin around!

Give it life

And give it voice-

To sing and to resound.

Swish it through the air,

Let its wings go free.

Make it light and bouncy

For all the world to see.

Behold its legacy,

Broadcast its history.

But make it new,

Rebirth it,

Unveil its mystery.

For YOU are "IT"

As I am.

It's you, it's I, it's we.

When it gets done

We do it!

We've the power

To rise or fall,

If only we just knew it.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

Secret shimmers,

Secret sweeps,

Secret shatters

Or secret seeks.

Secret shivers,

Secret steals,

Secret starves

To be revealed.

Then secret blossoms,

Its wings unfold

Beyond the dream

Its secrets hold.

The verse which follows

Remains unrendered

In secret hollows

Hidden and splendored.

Unspoken, adept,

Mysterious, alluring

Secrets well-kept

Remain secret, - enduring.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Slumber deep

And dream in color;

Awake refreshed

Lke nothing other,

Know life's meaning

Hidden here

In brilliant daylight;

But n'er forget

The secrets buried

Within the night.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


What shape is sleep?

Does any know?

Is it globular

Or focused clear?

From whence it comes?

And where

Does it go

From here?


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


~gentle ~

Gears grind,

Laser burns

Life earns

And learns

Its recompense.

Every sense,

Time and immortality,

Merit finality

Of all of this

Supreme defense.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


Awakening!

That's

It!

Someday's here!

'If only'

Has arrived,

My dear!

What more to say?

Everything I do

Is loving you

Or foreplay.

______© Nellieanna H. Hay


© 2011 Nellieanna Hay

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katrinasui 5 years ago

Simply awesome! i really enjoyed it.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Katrina - aren't you sweet! It's so good of you to to the first to visit and leave a comment! Thank you!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

There is no doubt, Nellieanna, you have commendably captured the secret of success. I quote: "We've the power

To rise or fall, If only we just knew it."

Ain't that the truth? Thanks for reminding me, dear.


SilverGenes 5 years ago

'Someday's here!" as it inevitably is... and as it will be years from now. And where do we wish to be when it arrives? I enjoyed every moment of this!


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raghavrathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Simply beautiful!!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear DRBJ - hehe. You noticed that! I guess my 9th grade English teacher would have penciled "A sweeping assertion" on that - in red pencil, of course! hehe. But yes, it is the truth - and one I've been mulling over. Thank you, dear heart, for a great observation.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Alexandra, dear friend! Ah yes. It is so. We can only project any other someday until it actually arrives, first-hand, real-time!

Fact is that where we'll be when any other time than the now in progress becomes 'the now in progress' will simply be wherever our steps, choices and efforts while living each & all nows have carried and placed us.

What a bummer! How much more fun it would be to expect - and find - Shangri-la to be that destination, even though we're presently focusing on curiosity about the neighbors across the alley, finding loopholes in our taxes or working puzzles. (I've tried all those and they just don't "make it" to any kind of Shangri-la to be recommended! ;-> haha!)

I love your comments! Thank you!!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Raghav - Such a lovely comment! I'm thrilled that you visited & enjoyed it! Thank you!


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Beautiful as always! Now I've discovered Lisa Ono's music too.

Your hubs give out such a pure intent and that gives out a very warm and loving feeling - it's cool and flowing but also very powerful!

Thank you. :)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Maja - I'm truly honored by your response to my work - - and isn't Lisa Ono wonderful? Yes!

Thank YOU!


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ChrisLincoln 5 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

Nellieanna,

Anything that stills the internal turmoil is a gift,

like sleep,

or your poems...

C


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Sleep is the calm in the midst of life's storms.

Beautiful work!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Chris, how lovely - and true. Thank you! Even without being beset with big tumoils, sleep is refreshing and rejuvenating. Lately my bod has been demanding more sleep, in fact. May be due to the temperatures! Today was up to 104 with a 'heat index' of 110. I didn't venture out except for a few moments to check the mailbox! :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Will, yes - Sleep is certainly among the most pleasant natural things! Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I am awake therefore I sleep. In dreams, sweet dreams I wake for morrow comes with all it's trials and tribulations. Yet in the distance, in the recess of my soul, I hear sweet music and I awake from my slumber refreshed to challenge a new day.

Oh to rest the soul, so refreshing, the sweet scent of rest, I dream of sleeping amongst the Lily in the fields and feel the fresh smell as they tickle my nostrils full.

Nellieanna you captured the pure essence of Dreaming and Sleep, combined they make for great bedfellows. Now I go to slumber and rest my weary self. You spun such beauty amongst your verses left here and the videos captured the peacefulness of sleep. Hugs to you from me with sweet dreams.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ken, your lofty poetic comments should be featured as a hub in themselves. I confess I'd gladly try to write my best, just to be able to receive your responses! The very most wonderful are those expressing that you touch your own soul's recesses and are attuned to its sweet music, in spite of daylight's trials and tribulations. That music coming forth in your own beautiful words are missed the most when they're silent. Thank you for sharing them once again! It's a privilege!

And I share the delight with these particular musical renditions by Lisa Ono, whose pristine voice, rhythm and the lyrics she chooses, mated with the gorgeous art for those videos are so deliciously sweet and soothing. She's of Japanese extraction, born in Brazil, where the family lived till moving to Tokyo when she was 10. She loves bossa nova and samba, as well as to explore music from all over the world. She also composes and plays guitar. To me, the purity and sweetness of her voice are just captivating and it does seem to embody that peacefulness of slumber, as you say.

I hope that you'll awaken refreshed to bring to your brand-new day a sense of centered serenity, buoyancy and optimism and that it will infect all those you touch. After all, you do possess an enormous reservoir of charisma and influence!

Hugs and thanks!!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very nicely done- as always!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Micky - what a pleasure to see you here! Thank you for visiting and for commenting! Hugs.


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dramatis personae 5 years ago from USA

Soothing and peaceful...............just like a good sleep should be............beautiful.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Ah, dramas personae - how true your description of good sleep. I love it. Thank you!


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Heart Felt Book 5 years ago from New York, NY

EXCELLENT POEM And VIDEO .. That Is PURE And SWEET...


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Heart Felt Book - it is always such a pleasure when you visit! Thank you!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...thank you for that beautiful tribute and introduction my dear friend on your profile page - and to be in your esteemed and honored company is indeed a thrill .....

and yes you always provide us with such a lovely presentation of words, images and music - when I come away from here my blood pressure is always down and I am at peace with the world - and I'm sure that God could have enlisted you in helping him create the 8th day after Sunday - Nellday !!!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Colin - H-U-G-S!! What a lovely compliment! Thank you! Scarcely anything could delight me more than to know my words and imagery are beneficial to you and to others. I confess that writing them always has been highly beneficial to me, but I really hadn't dreamt they might also reach or soothe anyone else.

I'm giggling at the idea of Nellday. But since it rhymes with Wellday, it could fly! :-)


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

Nellieanna,You are an ocean full of beautifulLY worded literary gifts! This poem is another beautiful pearl in the ocean! Each such beautifully worded pearl of yours enriches me! Thanks for sharing!


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

With the right partner, we spend a third of our life in bed and the other two thirds thinking about it. We all know how to really sleep contentedly. But if our partner is unavailable we still have your soft words to cradle us into contentment. Lovely Nellianna. xxx


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Sonia - I'm so glad you stopped by! Besides your most pleasing comments about my work - and I thank you for them, it reminded me to go check out your hubsite (and to follow you, which I thought I'd already done!). You have such a delightful brightness about you, it's truly refreshing to visit your site! Thank you!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Keith, I always appreciate your visits- and what a lovely compliment you bestow! But I truly hope your partner will soon be available! No amount of soft scribbles on a page can quite suffice! (though I may try it myself!) ;-> Hugs. . .


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McHamlet 5 years ago

?You certainly do have a love affair with words Nellieanna - luckily for us') And you've treated us here to a sublime portrait of slumberousness (yes, it is a word oh impoverished spellchecker')). I was especially impressed with the poem about secrets which just sounds so wonderful in my head (although my clumsy tongue couldn't quite keep up). If I were a more accomplished critic I am sure there are dozens of poetic buzzwords I could mould into a jazzy commentary on just the first couple of lines in just that poem, 'alliteration', 'assonance', 'rhythm', 'meter' maybe. But rather than risk not doing it justice and display to all my poor memory of poetry class, I'll simply reiterate: It was, along with the rest, fantastic')

By the way sleep seems globular to me, at least when I dream')


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

fantastic poetry my friend! as always!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Paul, what a pleasure to see YOU! You & your wit have been missed! (I find my Mac's spellchecker too frequently impoverished, too! It's certainly no poet!)

That one about secrets was written on Valentine's Day, 2003. I wondered what prompted it so I just looked in my 03 daily journal. It doesn't cast much light on it though. George's birthday was Feb. 13th and I gave him a flat-panel monitor for his PC and the next day I was setting him up on my previous laptop and sending out some online Valentines. One of my recipients, a teacher, - it says here was "anti-Valentine's Day" and his students call him the grinch. So I sent him a Valentine I made featuring me in my wench costume. None of it quite explains the 'secrets' poem, unless composing Valentines had put me in an alliterative frame of mind! I usually write 'looser' verse, but at times I find all those figures of speech pouring forth! haha. Usually my poems are just as descriptive as the journals - for me. The journal usually is more factual, however. One never knows when the facts, just the facts, m'am, may be useful in a lawsuit! haha. I've just decided to get out the journals, which I usually store in the file boxes with records for that year, - and put them on a shelf in my office. hehe. My life - an open book, or books. I've been keeping records assiduously since about 1980, when my business was served by them.

Now I'm thinking that it would be fun to see what else was going on on the day various poems were written. Before that, though -- the poems were my journals. I'm also in process of disposing of a LOT of useless paper-trails before the place takes on the aura of that old novel, "My Brother's Keeper". My mother bought the book when it was featured on the Book-Of-The-Month-Club, and it reminded her to consider her own accumulations of 'keepsakes' & 'collections'! ;->

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Brother's_Keeper_(...

My tendency to document everything, often in triplicate, & to keep every grocery store ticket (usually notated for cross-reference with method of payment, when paid on which statement if by credit card and whether or not it was entered on my Quicken file. See, I'm not just a pretty poet! haha) I truly am both right and left-brained with a slight 1% edge on the right side. I'm also a bit of a pack-rat. But my love of order and beauty is getting the upper hand, as the results of both my own packratting and my beloved late husband's, are getting OUT OF HAND!

I think perhaps I sleep globularly but dreaming may be a bit more focused for me. I woke myself up this morning saying "Where is Lew?" - referring to the reference to this absent person in some prominent political periodicals I had in my briefcase. I kept scanning over the article but no "Lew" appeared to my senses, though I KNEW it was there! Seems I was a go-between for a political hopeful (Lew) & a political powerhouse, but when I gained audience with the powerhouse (and that, ahead of a lot of others waiting to be admitted to his inner sanctum), I couldn't locate the reference to the hopeful on those impressive documents I was attempting to present; - a shame, really, because the powerhouse had taken a bit of interest in my presentation for some inexplicable reason! I knew I had his attention and there I was, floundering & goofing it up for Lew (whoever he was - the dream didn't provide that detail, nor who the powerhouse was!)! But then I had the gall to suggest that he either give "Lew" permission to call him directly (& be recognized) or even that he might call Lew himself! I awoke somewhere in that scene, not knowing whether or not he took me up on the suggestions. But I could actually feel the sense of acceptance and charisma in this situation, in spite of the fact that I was unable to produce the real zinger! Weird. Even after I woke up, I was saying "where is Lew?", it seemed so real. I don't dream very regularly & seldom remember much, if anything, but this one was quite a vivid experience! Perhaps I should construct a little story around t! hehe

As for YOUR qualifications, m'dear - you could dance them all around any and all figures of speech, as well as unimaginative spell-checkers, not to mention some oddball poetess from Texas! So I'm humbly grateful for your "fantastic"!!! Thank you! Hugs.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

I'm smiling Nikki! I was so pleased to see you'd come in while I was composing that lengthy reply to McHamlet! My Mac laptop tends to zot off the compose screens online mid-way in my writing them, so I write off-line and paste on the screens. That way, if it zots off before I can post it (as it may do) - at least I have it to re-paste and try again!

Thank you for the lovely comment!! Hugs.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

haha. and you always write such great comments, we wouldnt want to lose them.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Aw shucks. Thank you, dear Nikki! :-)


ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

Love your "stuff", Nellieanna. You have great rhythm and create word pictures that are easy to follow as you breeze along...............good work.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you EHQ! (what neat initials!)

I just enjoy the blending of visual, verbal and audio when they fit in a natural way. Of course, my first love in it is the words. Hugs. I like your latest hubs, too! Excellent!


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Brilliant poems and so heart warming. Thank you so much


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

My dear hello, hello! Thank you! Hugs and feel how much you are appreciated!


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Yes i was exaggerating somewhat, something that i never ever normally do, not in a million years, or centuries. I have to rustle up something for dinner as my lovely wife is napping after a hectic day at work. The first reserve, (my live at home younger daughter) is out, so i'm it tonight, in the kitchen dept'. I'm thinking toasted cheese, avocado, onion, tomato and tuna sandwiches. Not a gourmet delight, but better than nowt. Must dash into the kitchen.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hahahahaha, Keith! Me, neither - not in a gazillion lifetimes, never, ever would I exaggerate, either!!!!!!!!! Nope, nah, no way, not EVER!!!!!! ;-) Tee hee. . . .

How lovely that you have "reserve" chefs at your house. But your own menu sounds quite nutritious, especially if the sandwiches are made with wholesome whole-grain bread.

Thanks for another delightful visit! (and that is NO exaggeration!)


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McHamlet 5 years ago

Nellieanna you sweetheart') I'm more than honoured you took so much time to reply to my brief comment (by the way, excuse the typo. I can't imagine what that question mark at the start of it could stand for apart from "What am I doing here?"')). You are always fascinating to read whether hubbing or commenting and I'm intrigued by your dream about Lew, I will resist being impudent enough to try to interpret it though (mostly because I have barely a clue what it could mean despite having a volume of Sigmund Freud to hand..it's around here somewhere...) I will only mention that puns often abound (supposedly) in dreams and Lew sounds a bit like "in lieu" so who knows, there might be something in that (talk about your shots in the dark!). Anyway, thanks again for taking the time, and always be a dreamer') I'm off to check out that book. Hugs')


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Paul - what a delight that you've replied to my rambling about that dream! That ? looked to me like some of the tricky stuff my computer chooses for my writing or else the way my little finger misjudges what it's doing over there on the edges of the keyboard!

I've never heard that about puns figuring in dreams. Amazing thought. - In lieu, hmmmm!

I've no clue what mine might mean. My most significant lifetime dreams include dreaming I could fly as a kid. It wasn't just for-fun flight, either. It was during the period when Charles Lindbergh's baby had been kidnapped and the culprits were still at large. Mother assured me I was safe from kidnappers because 1) our family's resources wouldn't attract them and 2) even if they did kidnap me, they'd be hasty to return me anyway! It wasn't reassuring enough, I can tell you! I figured I'd need to figure out a way to avoid the possibility, no matter how unlikely Mother saw it to be! So in my dreams, I practiced taking off the ground, running fast till I got enough momentum and finally soaring just above the trees. I was no jet (those were unknown then) but I was pretty good at gliding. I dreamed about this repeatedly. I can fully remember how it felt to be trying to run fast enough to take off with the kidnappers in hot pursuit, in fact. There were times when my progress felt like running on a treadmill but I discovered I could run faster BACKWARDS! I dreamt it so often that I finally began to dream that I wasn't dreaming, that I really could fly & run at marathon speed - backwards!

Much later in my life, my repetitive dream was of a house. The visible part of it was on a platform with peripheral steps leading up to it, about 3 very deep, flat, low steps. The walls were all glass and the only thing inside the large room was a grand piano, a piano bench and a crystal chandelier. However on subsequent dreams, I found that there was a maze of other rooms on other levels under this room. I investigated many of them. They were all well decorated - memorably, with living facilities either attached or nearby each bedroom. I haven't dreamt it in a long time, but it remains vivid in my memory.

Wonder what Freud would have to say about all that? hehe

I am something of a dreamer, but probably not a classic one. I love my relationship with reality so much. But of course, I fully regard all 'reality' of which a human being is able to be aware as being inescapably perceptive, making it largely 'subjective reality'. That doesn't equate with 'dream', but it IS the reality each person knows and considers 'real' - each being according to his/her perception of it and shaped by his/her ability to perceive and interpret, as well as to imbue it with chosen emotional 'colors' - bright, dark or murky.

One's concept of reality is no more and no less 'accurate' than any other's. One's experience, gender, age, education, training and personal tendencies all bring their own effect on how one perceives external impressions of reality. Being human & sharing the human range of senses for perceiving externals simply make many of our perceptions similar, but our human viewpoint (whether individual or collectively) is surely quite different than that of members of other species. How our dreams, which are the more unattached to external experience really figure in is a whole other fascinating subject, though! I confess I have almost no theories about that! But it is fun to contemplate!

You will let me know what you find out in (and think about) that book's ideas, won't you? ;-> hugs. . . and sweet dreams! :-)


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NotWiredThatWay 5 years ago from New York

Simply beautiful Nellieana! The poetry and artwork and videos. It's a collage to calm the senses. I'm going to call this hub the peace channel. Thank you for the gift you've given us.


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

Very nice, and beautifully written with soothing pictures and music to accompany...Great inspirational work, thanks so much for sharing it.


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McHamlet 5 years ago

Nellieanna, thanks so much for this. Flying dreams in general are pretty common to the best of my knowledge though yours sound more exciting than most. They tend to be very triumphant and exhilirating don't they? One of my favourites anyway. The running backwards dreams ring a bell with me too vaguely. I think I may have had a few like that; I'm pretty sure these are rarer.

The repetitive dream about the house is interesting. As far as I know, houses can represent the personality with the lower levels representing the subconciousness. From that point of view, your dream seems very positive. Of course there are different theories about dreams and their meaningfulness but I've often found mine to make sense after a few minutes thinking about them and making associations I've learned from various sources over time.

As for the book, I did take a look and it seems like a very interesting story. The theme of the paucity of material wealth in terms of providing for happiness or peace of mind (to quote Wiki: "Why, asks Author Davenport, did devoted brothers of good family and good education die in squalor and madness when they had scads of money in the bank?") relates I think to what you said about reality and perception. Our quality of consciousness is often defined by factors we are not aware of I think, and we can very easily mislead ourselves, particularly in our very materialistic modern society, as to just what we need to make the colours of our emotional lives brighter rather than murkier, to borrow your words.

Thanks again for the food for thought')


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Paul - thank you for the very interesting reply! i suppose flying dreams are rather common. Of course, one's own seem so special! I was probably no older than 4 when I dreamt mine and they're still amazingly vivid. I can just feel the way it felt, and the view from just above the trees is indelible. And that effort to get off the ground was excruciating, coupled with the physical exhaustion and the mental panic of being almost caught by my pursuers! LOL dream in color, by the way.

I vaguely recall other dreams in which I was just running and getting nowhere. Those felt more sinister, actually. I have trouble linking the meanings of those early dreams with other real-life associations, because I have no recollections of consciously feeling such fear or panic, other than hearing about the Lindbergh kidnappers. Personally I was quite dominated by my 3 much older siblings but I have no recall of any kind of abuse other than just ignoring my personhood! I was just their little baby sister. Later, when it should have changed, but hadn't - say when I was 16 - or 21 (though the eldest and most domineering one died when I was that age) - or 35 - or 40 - or 58 (when the youngest of them died and I virtually "lost" contact with the middle one, -- I might have justifiably linked it to reality more specifically! Perhaps my wise inner being knew more than I did at 4 years! :-)

I definitely feel positive about the house dream. I miss dreaming it (it's been quite a few years since I did) but it would be a pleasant experience if I did again. The upper room was so pristine and awesome - and those subterranean ones were exciting and only a little scary. haha - that does sound a lot like my subconscious. ;->

After the recent dream about "Lew" - I did mull it over but didn't feel any actual sense of it or link with any actual reality, though I have been a bit more politically aware and involved the last few years, and a dear friend and advisor ran for his county's treasurer and won the seat, and I had encouraged him to look into a political outlet! I recently heard some of the tribulations of serving in an office, especially one long held by an older lady whose administration was haphazard, at best! He is a professional financier advisor and forward-thinker and the county is a settled far North Texas one where innovations are less than embraced, it seems. Yet he was fairly elected on his own platform, so they may just be dragging their feet but all their souls are probably not dragging, though there's probably a great amount of hesitation about any economic issues these days in this country.

Yes -so true, that the perception outweighs the reality in many instances, and certainly must have for those brothers. The book is based on an actual story, by the way. You probably noted that.

Yes, of course - we mislead ourselves! How else would anyone have the courage to attempt the "impossible" of stepping out of comfort zone to reach higher or to outdistance our "proven" performances of "reality"? But a balance and clarity are needed to persist and achieve those lofty goals, especially when it's amply pointed out that the likes of Babe Ruth struck out many more times than he hit home-runs - but it was those home runs that set him apart and made him among the most respected baseball players of all time.

So - thank YOU for food for thought! :-)


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hi, NotWiredThatWay! i'm happy to see you and appreciate your assessment and sense of it! Thank you!!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Maggie-May - hello! It's my pleasure to share and definitely a pleasure to receive your input! Thank you! I have checked your site and am really impressed by a sense of clarity and awareness which are things I admire so much!


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miss_jkim 5 years ago

Such beauty, the words you pen. Flowing and floating, not on paper, but through the atmosphere, into hearts and minds giving pleasure, comfort, and joy!

Beautiful Nellieanna, Voted up and beautiful.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

miss_jkim, I appreciate those lovely compliments! Giving pleasure, comfort and joy gives more back to me! Thank you so much!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Nellieanna, What a beautiful tribute to dreams! I was ebbing and flowing with your words, riding that magic carpet and just floating along with your ribbons of rhymes, images and song. Your writing is so beautiful and melodic. Voted up and Beautiful, as always. Brightest blessings, my friend.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Erin - ah, - um - yes. When I lie down, I usually say "ah, oh - I love it!" And so quickly, I'm sleeping soundly. Then, however lengthy it was, I'm waking all recharged! It's among my secrets of vital longevity. hehe. . . And what an amazing provision from Nature for our bodies and minds to replenish and refresh as we are living our 'nows'!

Thank you so much for the wonderful words and thoughtful votes! Hugs.


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agsawan 5 years ago

Wow. You truly have a gift. These are just wonderful.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, Agsawan! Welcome - to Hubpages, and to my hub here. I'm happy you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again. I took a peek at your site and will be reading some of your hubs. Thank you for following me, too.


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katierosewindow 3 years ago from London, UK

beautiful poetry - thank you for these slumbering sensual sublime word pictures of sleep in its many mysterious aspects


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you so much, Katie. It makes me crave sleep! :-)


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JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

Awesome indeed. It is such a pleasure reading this. Properly arranged and simple yet captivating picures. Up for this one!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, JPSO138. I didn't know you when I saw you'd visited my hub here, so I visited your hub site and immediately became impressed with the very good work you do with such passion and dedication! So I'm doubly pleased that you find my work solid! Your words indeed make me feel gratified!

I hope more folks discover your site! I can certainly recommend it

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