Originally Posted by curiouslyrandom
Hm... not sure if I'm feeling powerless, but maybe that's me justifying things. Could I have changed it? Of course, it's my dream. But why dream about these things at all? The only reasoning I can come up with is to write it down and sell it as a storyline for a movie. I don't want to do that.
Wait a minute--isn't that what Poe did? I know there are some horror writers out there who became quite successful writing their dreams. Augh. This is so not me. But it IS me. I just don't want it to be me. I want to wake up happy, dammit!
Your darkness is just as much you as anything else. Why *not* write it down? Once you pass through it, you may be even happier.
I was going through some terrible anxiety and having nightmares at one point, and started expressing it through my art so that my anxieties could see the light of day. That brought a lot of relief.