I find that many times in my life, I have been inspired to write something because of something I'd seen a dream. Naturally, I'm not the only one, so I wanted to make this thread so people can share interesting dreams. They don't have to be related to your writing, but if you have an interesting dream and want to share it, feel free to post it here. I don't want to flood other threads and I didn't really see one for this. Hopefully it can be as ongoing as others. Caveat: Please don't post anything you are sensitive about. I don't want anyone feeling uncomfortable about anything they share. I'll start: Last night I dreamt I was in a room with a poet and a linguist. The linguist was reading a book, clearly written in English, but the language she spoke while she read was entirely foreign. Impressed by her rapid translation skills, I said, "Excuse me, but what language are you speaking if the words are in English?" At first she didn't answer, so I asked again, and then again. Finally, she said, "Words. You're still thinking in terms of words. Language is all that matters." Then she went on reading. I looked at the poet, who saw my bewilderment and smiled. She opened a book she had and read a short poem. When she was done she looked at me expectantly, like I should suddenly understand what the linguist meant. When she saw I had no such revelation, she said, "Words and language or two parts of the same whole. As a Poet, I see the words as they build off of each other; they have their own aesthetics, which is what makes poetry art. But words fall flat without language. The words are just a way of carrying language. That's what she see's. If you know the language within the words, you can read with whatever words you want." Then she opened her book and began reading another poem, this one in French. And I sat there listening to her and to the linguist, and I thought about words and language until I woke up.