I have. Quite a few actually. Including one magnum opus. Alas, it was only in my dreams, though. It is a very strange sensation writing a song in one’s sleep. There is this clarity to those dreams that goes well beyond the clarity one normally feels in dream time.
Last night, I wrote a catchy pop song. The refrain was a refrain that people would find themselves humming as they go about their day. The verses were poignant and moving. And the bridge, oh, the bridge! It was a soaring homage to hope and remembrance. Ok, there actually wasn’t a bridge that I recall, but since I was getting all melodramatic I thought I’d continue for a while.
Like all dreams, there was this moment of absolute recall as I transitioned from asleep to awake. And like all dreams, as I bit down into that most succulent looking dish, it turns to ashes in my mouth and all is forgotten.
I have a love/hate relationship with dreams. Mostly love. But I hate the losing of the dream. The greatest invention of all time will be the device that can translate dreams into words and images and sound. Get cracking neurophysicists! I have dreams to recall!