Dreams of a bibliophile

So I have this reoccurring dream. More of a theme, really, beceause the details keep changing but some elements are the same.

The where is always different, but in these dreams I find shelves or boxes of books. Sometimes they are old, sometimes they are new, sometimes they’re on subjects I’ve never considered before or things I never knew that were coming out.

This last dream the shelves were tall, metal wire racks, where the titles partially overlap in staggered rows. I saw titles for game settings and concept-art books. I felt excited over the potential for what I might find between their covers. I searched each row, finding and making stacks of titles I wanted to read later. There were other people about, but I ignored them; they weren’t important. The dream ends before I can really read anything, or take any books away.

Okay you dream-analysts out there, what does that mean?

7 thoughts on “Dreams of a bibliophile

  1. I have had dreams like this since I started reading. There must be something a book promises in our minds. Sometimes I read a book and feel like I’ve plucked one of those dream books from the shelves, but it doesn’t happen often. The subconcious mind must be aware of this positivity, as it is, for me, a visceral experience. Freud would say that knowledge becomes the object of desire in this case, with the symbol of the book.

    At some point, I decided I’d write some books that would be included in those dream books, and it is a passion I pursue to this day.

    -FW

  2. I have had dreams like this since I started reading. There must be something a book promises in our minds. Sometimes I read a book and feel like I’ve plucked one of those dream books from the shelves, but it doesn’t happen often. The subconcious mind must be aware of this positivity, as it is, for me, a visceral experience. Freud would say that knowledge becomes the object of desire in this case, with the symbol of the book.
    +1

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