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February 14, 2013

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I happen to be reading Plato's, Phaedrus. Divine Madness! A nice comparison with what you are wandering about. Enjoy this.

Sarah, I've been enjoying your posts all week.

Have you heard the recent theory-I have been told it is newly prevalent among analysts-that those flashes of daydream and speech-metaphor and other forms of our awake-imagining mind have equally rich images to offer?

I'm not sure what I think about that. I guess that's why I'm directing the question your way.

Surely the dreams you worked from (and from what I've read, they're gorgeous) have rich deep patterning and wide-awake live symbol. How is this like and unlike the metaphor-making synapses that make models of our live's awake narration? Can these awake-images matter as much to the process of finding conscious meaning from unconscious connections and juxtapositions?

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