"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
Edgar Allen Poe
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night".
Is it true? I've always been a dreamer, distracted from life by multiple hobbies and projects. Could this ability to be a dreamer actually be an asset, instead of a curse?
The last story I read by Poe was during a very short stint as a tutor to a 17 year old girl. She was reading the Black Cat and The Fall of the House of Usher. One thing Poe could do was tone. The tone of his short stories are dark, romantic, and long-suffering. Poe was an alleged drinker of absinthe and perhaps slightly opium dependent as well. Did this have an affect on his writing? One can only surmise that, yes, it did and perhaps this lends to the darkness in his stories.
This is why I loved his quote. He speaks of day. This odd prince of darkness speaks of dreaming in the day and this warms my heart; I wish I had seen it earlier. Perhaps he wrote because his thoughts overwhelmed him because he dreamed in color when others got to rest. I found this on the perfect day as I've been struggling with this art thing lately. I didn't apply to Art Works this month and I really want to find some new galleries/stores in Richmond, VA.
Nest, on Semmes in Richmond, VA has been awesome and is selling many of my pieces! I couldn't be more thrilled but the larger paintings, I love making are a tougher sell! Finding this quote today though, inspires me to dream to find additional cool spots and to keep making things!