Deep thoughts

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. -Unknown source, from a fortune cookie

Is this real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality… -Freddie Mercury, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

The first quote sparked my interest. The second is what popped into my head as I sat thinking about the first. 🙂

Yes, I’m a dork. I know it. It’s okay.

But in all seriousness – how do we know what’s real? Is real life just a dream? Is fiction truth? Is the truth a lie? Are we actually living our true lives in our dreams while we’re sleeping, making what we think is the waking world one great big fantastic communal dream?

I’d say that would make for an interesting story, but wasn’t that the basic plot of The Matrix? Aw, the heck with it – it would still make a pretty good story. Maybe that’s what I’ll work on next…

What about you – what kinds of deep thoughts do you think when nothing else is occupying your gray matter?

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10 thoughts on “Deep thoughts

  1. ChristineR says:

    I try not to think about things like this, Kay – it does my head in! I hate knowing that what we actually see isn’t what we see at all, but just some sort of ‘matter’ in certain arrangements. Our brain sorts it all out. My mum-in-law is on really strong medication and her brain is picking up people who aren’t actually there in the room with her – but who can say for sure that they haven’t been in that room at some time in the past, or will be in the future. If a tree falls in the forest, and no-one is around, does it make a sound? Whoa! 😮

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  2. Joleene Naylor says:

    I remember the essence of a quote we read in sixth grade about a man who dreamed he was a butterfly, flying in and out of the sun, then woke the next morning and again lived as a man, but was he a man dreaming he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was a man?

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