Tuesday, January 8, 2013

If Only in My Dreams On The Boardwalk In Ocean City

I am participating in BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo for the month of January.
Today’s writing prompt question is: "If you could be given the option to never sleep and also never be tired, would you take it if it meant you'd also never dream again?”
This is an interesting question.  Coincidentally, I have recently been wishing that I didn’t have to sleep.  I have also wondered why we were designed to require such necessary specific periods of unconsciousness.  
The reason I have been pondering what it would be like to never sleep is because I simply need more time.  Oh, the list of what I would do with all of those extra hours, (which would eventually add up to extra years) is long. 
Concerning dreaming, it’s apparent that unconscious dreams are ones that are  written, produced and directed by anonymous forces.  
I suggest that day dreams are more peaceful and satisfying. 
In my day dreams I would never imagine free falling from the sky, or have visions of plane crashes in my back yard.  I would not be worried that I couldn’t find my way home or be terrorized by evil monsters. In my day dreams I would not cry and sob without sound or tears. 
For you see, in my day dreams I can conjure up magical and wonderful places at my will. 
In my day dreams, dads are never taken from their sons, and sons are never taken away from their dads.   
In my day dreams I can live like a hermit, remotely in my little cabin in the woods or sing on the world stage like a diva. 
Yes, I would take the no sleep for those precious extra moments and as long as I could day dream I would not miss those night frights. 
But, I have to stop writing now, because, that’s right you guessed it, it’s late and I am falling asleep, darn it anyhow. 

For the record, today Ross and I went to the Ocean City NJ boardwalk and beach.  Thankfully, it seems to have survived Hurricane Sandy.

  Here are a few photos from our visit.

You Know…That Pink Hotel

Walking Off The Baby Weight
Fudgy and Salty Water Taffy Day Dreams
In All Kinds of Weather Side by Side
No Place Like Home
The Rock Flock

We also rode through Atlantic City and came upon this section right around the corner from Ventnor Blvd. 

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  1. Well written blog - I love dreaming, but you are right sometimes day dreaming is better, it's hard to wake up and record things!!!

  2. I love day dreaming, especially when I go for long walks. I enjoyed reading post.

  3. Like you, I could do without the dreams. Mine usually make no sense at all. I enjoyed seeing your photos!


  4. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO incredibly INCREDIBLY jealous! This has been a particularly difficult work at week and I can't believe how some people get to go to the BEACH on a Wednesday! Yes, I am well aware of the fact that I just had two weeks off but I have decided that that was a mistake - a BIG HUGE mistake. It left me craving for something I can't have - more time. So the answer to your question is emphatically, I would give up sleep in order to get more time to read, write, take walks on the BEACH or at the laguna, paint, and yes, daydream.
    Really, though? Really I'm glad you and Ross got to go to the beach. Just jealous. :)

  5. Hmmmmm. This is a tough question...I am so fascinated by nightime dreams (even, maybe especially the frightful ones), but like a lot of us, I am always pressed for time and would love more waking hours to do more things. My chronic insomnia adds another layer to the pondering here since I am EXHAUSTED much of the time as it is, the mere thought of NOT BEING TIRED is pretty danged tempting. (Beautiful photos as always, by the way.)

  6. I love my sleep, but I almost never remember my dreams. Great pictures! :)