The Dream Weaver

July 8, 2011
By Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott


As the glowing ball of fire sank beyond the horizon, the whole world began to change. The pure blue sky turned a majestic color of purple, streaked through with fiery orange and yellow rays. The frogs ceased their croaking and the birds ceased their chirping. Time seemed to stop. Only the endless sky continued to change. The fantastic array of colors intensified in beauty. An artistic splash of hot pink there, a stripe of cheerful yellow there. Having reached the peak of it brilliance, the sky began to dim as the great sphere of light disappeared.

Softly, like a creeping shadow, darkness tiptoed into the world to take day’s place, little specks of light glittering on its cloak. On this night, as on all nights before, a certain man began to work. Somewhere, up in the sky, above the stars, an old, old man began to pluck threads from the wind: silver, sparkling threads, lighter than air. This was an old man indeed, with a thick, curling beard, whiter than snow. He wore a robe of the darkest midnight black, made from the night’s breath. His face was a wrinkled parchment, full of creases and lines. His eyes were a shocking, brilliant blue, brimming with memories long gone. This man was as old as lady time herself, and from the beginning of our world, he was known as Dream Weaver. With deft movements, his slender fingers wove the thread into a small cloud, no bigger than a child’s hand. The Dream Weaver looked at it with gentle eyes, and carefully tossed it earthward. Down below, a ragged beggar sighed in contentment, envisioning a lavish feast in his slumber. The man did not stop working; his fingers let down cloud after cloud, which drifted downward, sparkling and shining as a child’s first laugh. A lonely mother in a fitful sleep, smiled, as she dreamt of her son in her arms, come home at last. A little boy laughed in his sleep, once again playing with his long buried dog.

The man looked down at the fruit of his work with shining eyes, as he has done, and shall do every night. For as long as the Dream Weaver continues to live and do what he does best, humankind will keep dreaming.



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on Aug. 29 2011 at 8:12 am
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

Thank you very much!

on Aug. 28 2011 at 6:41 pm
mudpuppy BRONZE, Orangeburg, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of cheese and flower petal sometimes it's soft and sweet, sometimes it just plain stinks. - M.J.

The tone of this piece has a soothing, calm voice. I like the image of the Dream Weaver. I also like how you refered to time as a female while most people would go for the cliche of "Father Time." Five stars.

on Aug. 22 2011 at 12:35 pm
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

Thank you very much!

on Aug. 22 2011 at 12:10 pm
consumedbygrace247 BRONZE, Durham, North Carolina
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"Change the way people think, and things will never be the same." -Steve Biko (South African civil rights martyr)

I love the description of the dark and the kindly figure of the dream weaver, This may be my favorite.. ever. Wonderful

on Aug. 18 2011 at 7:57 am
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

Thank you very much. To be honest, I'm not sure how to elongate the description of what the Dream Weaver does; I didn't want to say bluntly, "He makes dreams" and I thought that another example would be redundant. Thank you, though, I wrote this a while ago, so this might be the time to revise it and add something.

on Aug. 17 2011 at 10:45 pm
lovelymoon SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
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What I adored about this piece was your rich description throughout- it really flooded my senses and just tingled my nerves with chills. Secondly, I also loved how the voice of this piece seemed to give the tone of a dream, which perfectly matched your theme. The only thing I would've wanted more of was a longer description of what the 'Dream Weaver' does for people at the end of the second paragraph, but otherwise, astounding piece of writing! :D 

on Aug. 16 2011 at 8:15 pm
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

Thank you!

on Aug. 16 2011 at 7:54 pm
Bagheera-Rose BRONZE, Tacoma, Washington
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Absolutely beautiful. The imagery here is sweet and everything about this article is just beautiful. Great job!

on Aug. 15 2011 at 2:29 pm
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

Yey! (That exclamation should never be written, only said :) Thanks!

on Aug. 15 2011 at 1:13 pm
Kbuschan PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Fall in love or fall in hate; Get inspired or be depressed; Ace a test or flunk a class; Make babies or make art; Speak the truth or lie and cheat; Dance on tables or sit in the corner; Life is divine chaos. Embrace it. Breathe. And enjoy the ride...

ohh wow that was beautiful! so much detail i could see a clear picture in my head. i love it :) and its going in my favoritess

on Aug. 13 2011 at 11:44 am
Free_One PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
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"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

ur totally welcome!!! :)(:

on Aug. 11 2011 at 8:50 pm
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

thank you!!! Your comment just made my day!!! :)

on Aug. 11 2011 at 6:01 pm
Free_One PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
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"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

oh. . . my. . . gosh. That was so beautifully writen it almost made me cry! u have such detail I cant even explain it with words! this piece of work deserves to be known! deserves to be in teeninks magazin!!!! I LOVED IT!!!! :)(: (I'm not kidding!!!)

on Aug. 5 2011 at 10:56 am
Blue4indigo PLATINUM, Sturbridge, Connecticut
24 articles 0 photos 382 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be sorry for something that I did than for something I didn't do.
-Red Scott

Thank you very much!

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on Aug. 3 2011 at 8:55 pm
LilaW PLATINUM, Brampton, ON, Other
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Live. Laugh. Love. Fight. Flight. Get it right.<3

I love the way this was written. The idea is very creative! Good job. :)


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