When you wake up from a psychedelic trip through space or a surreal journey back to a childhood home, the first thing you’ll want to do it tell someone about your unbelievable dream.
Don’t. Hard as it may be, don’t do it.
Within a few seconds, your listener’s eyes will glaze over, their smile will become strained, and you’ll soon be fumbling to pull together a narrative that never made sense in the first place. You’re trying to translate an experience that was seen in your mind and felt in your guts into a different language. It never works. You’re trying to use words and they’re just not up for the task. Continue reading “Nobody wants to hear about your weird dream”