Like an overnight package delivered to your door, some dreams arrive with an urgent message that requires your immediate attention. The brilliant colors make it impossible to ignore. The setting is familiar, yet bewildering. The dream overshadows your morning as though it’s waiting for a response. Subliminal images of a young girl running through a gold field conjures a nostalgic mood. She’s clutching a shiny object in her left hand. A green sky obscures the light. The soundtrack—music from another decade—ends abruptly on a song that you can’t get out of your head.
Humming aloud, you finally realize that the refrain is a wake-up call from your precocious inner tomboy; limited spontaneity has left her feeling neglected and she’s demanding playtime, unstructured and unhurried. Take heed of your dream. Opt-out of the obsessive digital monitoring that’s disrupting your sense of well-being. Simplify. Clear your head with a walk—a very long walk. Play. Experience the deep contentment from being untethered and unconfined. Wander. Ride a bike—the weather is wonderful and the Autumn leaves are colorful. Feel the rhythm of your heartbeat and experience the peacefulness of nature. It’s sublime.
Pendleton, Barbour, Akris, Rag & Bone, Nili Notan, Co, Aquatalia,