I had a dream last night. The kind of dream that casts its shadow over the waking life of today. It made me think of a passage from a beloved book “Two Serious Ladies”. These words are taken from a letter written by a man addressing his wife, whom he is leaving.
“Like most people, you are not able to face more than one fear during your lifetime. You also spend your life fleeing from your first fear towards your first hope”.
Those of you who haven’t read this classic by Jane Bowles, please do. Even if it’s only to see the rest of this letter.
More than anything else, I’ve started to turn to this particular dream, which is a repeat, to identify a first fear.
Maybe no such thing exists. I intend to find out.
Watch this space.