“These worlds very rarely collide and I would like to argue it is more powerful when they do not collide then when they do.” This is such a powerful statement; I have never thought of life this way, but I find myself agreeing with this very much. Even so, do you believe this is true all the time? Are there certain situations where it is better when worlds collide v. when they do not? – Amie J.
This was beautiful! The lightness of fantasy is definitely preferable over the uncertainty of reality. If potential space can cushion us from unknown outcomes, can potential space also push us towards taking those leaps?
Do you think in a way the train and/or coffee shop served as places for potential space?
“The dreams became almost a coping mechanism for the everyday life that the character was running away from.” It has been a question throughout time about how dreams correlate to reality. I have always questioned how my ‘unconscious’ mind could create such extravagant pictures and stories. The rationale discussed this, but for further discussion, how do you think that dreams can help a person if they have no control over what they are imagining?
You drew inspiration from many films we watched over the course of the semester and also from some of the readings. Was there any one that was the most impactful for you and this project?
Such a great read! How do you think the idea of strangers in our lives, that seemingly pass us by but have their own stories, relate to our creative selves?- Madeline Condulis
I loved this piece and your creative approach to this final project! I especially love this quote “I decided to look at him, really look at him, while he woke since I realized I had not before.” How often are we expected to go about our daily lives and not truly look at someone? Is that sense of isolationism stronger in college than it was in high school?
I think dreams frequently make us question ourselves as well as help us realize things we should do in real life. Do you find yourself dreaming and coming to realizations as well? How accurate do you think our unconscious minds are in making decisions and acting in ways that portray what we really want/think is right?
This was such a beautiful story! I loved how she used her dream to become confident in her choices and look to the future. Why did you make the “love of her life” a stranger? Why was love the thing that helped her have hope?
I have never thought to associate seemingly inconsequential acts such as locking eyes with strangers with creativity. However, I really relate; it is fascinating to explore hypotheticals of what could have been, rather than what was. Do you think that this can ever be detrimental to one’s perception of reality, or does it only provide a positive space for creativity and growth?
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