Something peculiar happened during my nap this afternoon: I dreamed in high fantasy. I've never done this before, best I can recall A sorceress, the priestess of a pagan cult, served as the most frightening villain. The heroes had infiltrated a city glowing like embers at midnights to ... who knows what. But it was a risky business they were up to. Once in the city, its glowiness dissipated and it looked quite normal. One of the heroes was peeved because his contractor culture could have easily built this city for them at half the price.
I have no idea what the point of this dream was, or even if it had one while I was dreaming it. Is the average dream only given plot and structure as we remember it? Discuss.
But for all its pointlessness, it had some marvelous images and set pieces. Like a really crappy movie with awesome effects.
But nothing in this dream, best I can recall, was borrowed from real art or real life. It was all new, cut from whole cloth. And I did it without even trying. Which magic all people do all the time.
The creative potential of the Children of God is staggering.
Let's not waste our gifts.
The city is burning, the sorceress is stalking, the time is far spent.
And tomorrow we die.
Carpe diem is a religious principle.