"From a dream called 'I had a dream and I talked with a tree'...
Knowing that you are free...
I find myself completely immersed in my imagination. Sometimes, I get the feeling that I lose contact with reality. But is there just one reality? I become confused, tangled between dream and reality. Often, in my dreams, I have a camera, and I walk a lot, anxiously running inside a massive building that resembles a labyrinth.
I encounter people dressed in eccentric and fashionable attire. They are revealing, drinking, smoking, dancing, and laughing uproariously. There's an immense cacophony in this place. They stop me, they know me, they smile at me, and they hand me beautiful letters. I am unable to open these letters because I wake up precisely at the moment I attempt to open them. What do these letters want to tell me? What is real? Imagination is real... I tell you.
There is not just one reality, but many realities. Which reality do we choose to live in? Life and dreams offer infinite possibilities where anything can happen. What is normal? What is not?
Who am I? A human being, right? I sometimes think a dog is more 'human' than a human. A dog gives love without expectations. What about us? Do we give love without expectations, or are we jealous and possessive? Can love even have a definition?
A dog is an animal, and a man is a human. A dog is human, and a man is an animal... A human destroys, and an animal helps... How can that be possible? What are words, and what are definitions?
Since I was born, I tried to conform to society, and society didn't let me fit in. Or maybe it was me who didn't want to fit in? I faced numerous rejections. I've been told I'm inadequate, unintelligent, incapable, lacking empathy, unable to work in a team, and so on. They labeled me as a misfit, an outsider... Is that true? I'm still laughing. Why do people say I'm inadequate? Am I?
I had a dream and I talked with a tree | photography project | © Loredana Denicola