Beaches, BAFTAs and Bad Dreams?
In'Inception', Nolan wanted to explore "the idea of people sharing a dream space...that gives you the ability to access somebody's unconscious mind.
I like this idea, because it is a very Jungian concept which to me rings true, as I believe we all do share each other's dream space...or "Collective Unconscious" space.
|My Foreverspin titanium top|
I liked the idea of focusing on a "solid" object from the real world to contemplate just what the hell "real" really is, and the idea of a spinning top (moving energy and a solid object) seemed like a perfect solid object in motion to focus this thought on.
I was surprised that these tops were actually for sale over the internet and that a Canadian firm called 'Foreverspin' made tops from all different types of metal.
So, I bought a top made out of titanium and a base to spin it on for my desktop.
When my eyes start tiring from focusing on the computer screen for too long, I take a break and spin the top and just watch it spin for a while.
Not only does it give my eyes a rest, but it helps me to see just how awake I really am and if it's not time for me to go and have a rest.
Maybe I should have got the mirrored surface, so when it spins it would give me that "through the looking glass" feel ;-)
Anyway, I think these things are top stuff, but I might just be dreaming.