#655 Dreams create desire

Zen Museum #655-Dreams create desire By Dutch Den Bosch Artist Zen Dageraad

Dreams create desire

Otherwise disguised

By busy brains

Conditioned to distract

Preventing boredom and

Neglected lust

What's the most intense desire you've ever experienced? And what caused it? I often experience the most intense desire after absurd dreams, which I barely remember. Some flashes, if lucky, but the desire they inflict can persist for a week easily. And it always feels weird. In a way, it's not even necessarily easily identifiably linked to the dream, just a lust for a friend, a partner, fame, money, or whatever else you can imagine. If you'd ask me, I'd say that I don't generally want these (kinds of) things, but still, apparently, dreaming about having them makes me, in some way, crave them; That begs the question: are these not just passions that I otherwise try to hide from myself? What's the point in wanting something you "can't" have anyway?


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