it’s real ::.
This is one of my favorite pictures from all of my travels. It was taken in the Grote Markt in Brussels, Belgium, right after the rain had stopped. “Like a Dream” is a phrase that speaks to me in various ways, and this is one picture that symbolizes it for me.
However, I recently read this quote from Dr. Seuss:
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
I used to love sleeping, in part because I would have these magnificent, fantastical dreams which really were more fun than real life in ways. Sometimes I felt less alien in my dreams than my reality. I’m not sure why, since I have led a reasonably happy life. But this quote really struck me because for once, I can’t fall asleep. For someone like me, it is an amazing feeling.
[grote markt, brussels, belgium (november 2008)]