EULOGY by Richard Tornello


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Post July 07, 2010, 07:26:24 PM

EULOGY by Richard Tornello

I wonder if this subject doesn't fit within the category of genetic, or race memory. Do our progenitors sometimes inhabit our dreams, only to vanish at our first inkling of wakefulness?

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Post July 07, 2010, 10:33:10 PM

Seems like it's speaking to that point, genetic memory . . .

I used to get these strange thoughts that float into my mind like that, but it was always just as I was falling asleep, never when I woke up. Some were fantastic; I recall once in that state, that I got an entire original song, words and music. If I'd had a lick of sense, I'd have gotten up and written it down, but I figured, "Oh, this is so good I just know I'll remember it in the morning" -- but I didn't. :( I stayed better prepared after that for a long while, but whatever it was just stopped happening at some point.

Anyway, nice job, Rick, I like it.
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Post July 08, 2010, 08:48:05 AM

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Lester thanks.

I have those early morning alpha based dreams. I too have had full songs in my head. I can't write music.

I keep a pen by the bed. I just have to force myself awake if even to scribble a note so as to remind myself of whatever it may have been.

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Post July 08, 2010, 12:47:19 PM

I can't write poetry, only appreciate it, like this one.

I used to dictate short story dreams into a hand held recorder but my wife complained. Now I keep a note pad and a couple of pencils next to the bed.

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Post July 08, 2010, 01:19:38 PM

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I forgot to mention that deciphering my hand writing in "normal" waking hours is difficult enough and much worse still, with dream writing.

The recorder thing, I tried too, by the time I hit the right button I erased the earlier stuff, spaz that I can be. It's graphite or ink.

Or fool myself into thinking I'll remember, tip of the hat to Lester on that.

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