Do you ever pause to consider what might be going on just beyond your mind’s focal awareness? Anything could be happening over there. And It could be happening for any reason. Do you feel like sometimes your thoughts might change shapes and meanings and resize and morph and reform when you aren’t actively considering them? Subconscious thoughts are wild beasts, but they also do a hell of a lot of heavy lifting. Be kind to your mind but never coddle it.
In the hustle and bustle of postmodern life, it can be challenging to pay mind to the far reaches of your mind at all. What joys lurk? Mind. Mind. Mind.
The minds of Charles Potashner and the ducks had become entangled through a fuzzy incoherent bond. Thoughts in Charles’s mind affected the tiny brains in the ducks and vice-versa. This was something that had happened overnight but it took months for Charles to notice and feel the full extent of the entanglement and it could take more than a lifetime for him to grasp what it meant. The only person who understands the difference between a good idea and a good pancake once told me that all the minds in a place like Simone end up being connected. I think they described it as some compression process which allows the universe to do more with the same amount of matter.
Are dreams gateways to the subconscious? No one can answer that for us. But I’m pretty sure dreaming contributes to mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. I think dreams are there to give us alternate approaches to resolving problems we encounter throughout our waking life. These can be emotional or logistical problems. It may be best not to analyse dreams too literally and just to let them do their thing. They are effective in ways we don’t understand. Hopefully those inclined to explore the realms of science in Simone will continue researching the process and effects of dreaming, but some of us need to relax and have a little faith that our bodies know what they are doing.