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IMAGES OF TWO DREAMS painted by Henry Sultan

DREAM 1: FLOWER IN THE SKY
June 24, 2005

I see a mandala/flower floating in the sky.

Two nights later, I had the following dream which inspired me to combine the two dreams in one painting.

DREAM 2: I CELEBRATE BOTH
June 26, 2005

I am young, single, and observing an outdoor ritual where a lot of people are weaving different colors of plastic pipe together on the ground, to make a serpentine pattern. It is very festive. Many people arrive and greet me. I am not that enthusiastic about it, but I am waiting for a woman to show up to this event. She has rejected me many times, but I want to see her before I leave.

Then she arrives. I stand by the open door of a van near her. She turns, sees me, comes over and hugs me, tenderly kissing my check.

She tells me "No Hanukkah this year; the cake fell off the roof."

I say, "There is always Christmas."

She replies, "I don't celebrate it."

I say, "I celebrate both."

She smiles and we go on talking; I think "I finally connected with her!" and wake up.

I believe this dream was a positive encounter with what the Jungians call the Anima, my female side.

8.5 Graces

IMAGES OF TWO DREAMS,
Acrylic on muslin and board, 36x48, 2005, © by Henry Sultan.

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