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Daydream Voodoo and Recurring Thoughts

Daydream Voodoo and Recurring Thoughts

For the past few months, I’ve been trying to listen to the themes that play on repeat in my imaginings. Maybe I’ll be sipping my coffee staring out the window and an idea will dance across my mind. The central plot is always the same – me in a place with my motorcycle. Sometimes these thoughts are specific. Others are mere wisps –  like a dream which you can’t remember the details of, but you can’t escape the feeling.

My hope in writing these down is that I will subconsciously work toward putting them in motion – like some kind of daydream voodoo.

Recurring Thoughts and Daydreams

  • Riding to Pike’s Peak in Colorado
  • Taking a two-week trip on the Bonneville
  • Riding to Nova Scotia
  • Seeing icebergs in Newfoundland
  • Slowly cruising through small Midwestern towns
  • Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum – San Antonio, Texas
  • Riding along next to endless fields
  • Camping under the stars
  • Visiting the SPAM Museum
  • Riding into the sunset
  • Pieces and parts of smalltown America that haven’t succumbed to “progress”


Believe In The Power of Daydreams

Believe In The Power of Daydreams

Then turn those daydreams into reality!

These days, our lives are filled with information. Maybe too much of it. Every second of the day we open up wide and words and images are shoveled in. This information tsunami fills up a lot of space set aside for daydreams.

What we do then, I suspect, is a massive amount of filtering. Every meme, article, news clip and sound bite goes down a giant conveyor belt inside your head where the sorting team goes through the whole lot, cataloging what will be thought about immediately, and what will get filed away to wake you up at 3 am on a Tuesday six months from now.

And the rest? Well, a large majority of it probably goes out through the ear-hole garbage chute. Space is the ultimate commodity in Brainville.

daydreams become reality if you work at it - the gemini giant

Go after what you really want

Don’t ask why? Ask why not?

Knowing that we’re on full-tilt information overload, it is interesting to see what ideas stick over time.

Which of the farfetched daydreams will come to fruition? What unconscious machinations will you employ to keep something simmering until it can reach full boil?

Time and memory are at work and often we don’t even know it. The answers reveal themselves at a later date.

One of the great things about keeping a blog is that you get to re-read what you were thinking in the past and perhaps pinpoint the spark that ultimately ignited. I love that.

daydreams come true - visiting the gemini giant muffler man

In 2015, I fulfilled a daydream when I visited the Gemini Giant muffler man in Wilmington, Illinois. I don’t have any superpowers or special ability. The only thing I ever do is recognize that the happiness I will feel is worth the effort.

Now, to some people, this particular daydream might be dumb. You rode your motorcycle more than 900 miles to see THAT? But each day we’re all on a personal journey that reaches far beyond what the 3-dimensional clings to. Shiny green fiberglass was much more than just shiny green fiberglass.

Keep dreaming, keep doing, keep adventuring. Your life depends on it.

What are you daydreaming about?

My Motorcycle is a Daydreaming Machine

My Motorcycle is a Daydreaming Machine

Riding my motorcycle is where I work stuff out. The ride provides the space in which my mind is as free to roam as my wheels. Probably further. It’s where I get to dust off the secrets obscured by what I think I should think. Thoughts are gently coaxed out by the thrum that passes from the heart of my engine in to my own.

The daydreaming machine.

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