PLUMBING THE DEPTHS (photo) & [untitled] (old dreamku) by Roswila
the next task:
raise the five gifted children
from the Well of Will
[an old dreamku, dreamed and written in July 2006. This intrigued me back then. It had a rather Celtic mythology feel to it. At that time I had three major interests: dreams, poetry and Tarot. I considered them my children, in a way. So I briefly wondered if there were two more “children” yet to be “born.” Then in 2009 (a year after moving from New York City to California) I stumbled across digital photography and was hooked, making a fourth “child.” In the last year or so I’ve begun to feel there’s yet another passionate interest waiting to come out. I’ve suspected it might actually be a return to my earliest: drawing and painting. It hasn’t happened. But if it should (when it does?) that will make five children: dreams, poetry, Tarot, photography, and drawing/painting. I’ve also puzzled over that last line and what “the Well of Will” is referencing. I have become acutely aware in the last couple of years how I can have passion for an “art,” but unless it’s accompanied by will it’s rather unproductive. I.e., if I wait for those lovely fleeting moments when passion propels me and feels almost effortless, I will get little accomplished. My hard working will has to lead the way almost all the time. To slightly paraphrase Edison: [a passionate pursuit] is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. There’s more I could say, but this is already a rather lengthy comment for a little, very old dreamku. Photo “Plumbing the Depths” by Roswila]
For more in-depth exploration:
-- a brief post about both dreamku and my photos THE AREN'TS OF DREAMKU & ACCOMPANYING DIGITAL PHOTOS.
-- detailed three-part post about dreamku: "A DREAMKU PRIMER: Writing Haiku-Like Poems About Your Night Dreams": PART ONE: Introduction & Writing Dreamku as Dream Work; PART TWO: Elements of the Haiku Form Used in Dreamku; and PART THREE: How to Write Dreamku (the second and third parts have some overlap).
-- a brief up-dating post about the three-part "A DREAMKU PRIMER" -- Important Up-date to A DREAMKU PRIMER....".
If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blogs: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT; and TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.