Dreams are powerful tools that can help guide anyone to success and happiness. They represent some cherished aspiration, an ultimate ideal of achievement.

The word sylvan refers most directly to a setting associated with the woods. Reflecting on the vigorous life that abounds in sylvan settings is a very powerful force in my life. For me, this word evokes feelings of transcendence, clarity, and unity.

A Sylvan Dream is a dynamic compilation of my life dream. It is an attempt to seek out and document the truth, beauty, and clarity that exists in this world.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Last night I moved into the downstairs master bedroom of my house since it became available in the last two weeks. This is a large room, with 4 bay windows facing the lake. The walls are white and pocked all over with thumb tack holes. I decided to move down into this room in an attempt to give myself more time alone, more out of necessity to write than anything else. LeSage is a very social house, and this is one good way I can find some space to focus my thoughts and energies a little more comprehensively.

I spent last night hanging my posters and maps - A Geologic Tapestry of North America, a World Map, and a Wonderful Map of Washington. A large print by Caspar David Friedrich, one of my favorite realists. Two Monet paintings, and then a ton of 8x10's of my favorite photos from Pa, Co, Wa, NM, and Nicaragua. My walls are now covered with colorful memories of inspiration.

I woke up this morning to the beep of my cell phone battery dying. I left it on accidentally over night, and we don't get signal here. I stood up on my bed to look out across the lake, and as I scanned the colors rippling softly in a calm breeze, my eyes fell upon a Bald Eagle by the water's edge. Perched upon a piling, it was finishing the last bits of a small fish it caught. Things were calm and beautiful. This room might be nearly perfect for me.

Pictures to follow.

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