Sunday, October 13, 2013

Kristina Carroll - My Recurring Nightmare

I used to dream of flying all the time. I still do occasionally...but it's different now.When I was younger, it would be free and controlled. I would zip around, land on rooftops to watch people or sometimes even become a hero with magical powers. However, as I grew older, the dreams started to change. I had to concentrate a lot harder to fly or I wouldn't be able to control my speed and go up way too high then start falling or get stuck somewhere, having forgotten how to get started again. Then there were the wires. It would start fine- I would be flying great, ready to soar above the city and go wherever I wanted but suddenly there was a set of telephone wires in my way. I would try to go around but there were more. They were everywhere. At last, I try to go between them but I quickly get tangled up.

The worst part is when they start to electrocute me.


  1. This is beautiful, Kristina! And so interesting about how the dream changed as you got older from a feeling of freedom to a feeling of being held back...

  2. Thank you Jeanine! Yeah, I am sure a therapist would love to talk to me about this one. I think it has a lot to do with my more complex relationship with obstacles as an adult. I think grown-ups see a lot more barriers than we do when young.

  3. Really great! Nice gloomy quality with the charcoal too.