Set a pen to a dream …

Things seen by the inward sight, like those flashing visions which come as we drift into the blankness of sleep, are more vivid and meaningful to us in that form than when we have sought to weld them with reality.  Set a pen to a dream, and the colour drains from it.  The ink with which we write seems diluted with something holding too much of reality, and we find that after all we cannot delineate the incredible memory….  To shape these things on the wheel of art, to seek to bring some faded trophy from that intangible realm of shadow and gossamer, requires equal skill and memory.  For although dreams are in all of us, few hands may grasp their moth-wings without tearing them.

—Robert H. Barlow, The Night Ocean

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