The Dreamer

Magenta dreams.


reams came to me last night or early this morning. They were about this place. Sorta. In my dream everything was dusty, sort of a tannish brown. It was hard to breath without a mask. People were getting sick in the dusty atmosphere.

It doesn’t a weatherman to know which way this wind blows. We are all worrying about Delta-X. In Louisiana a lot of the hospitals are already full. So too, in many other states. There is some concern about my working in September. I’d like to.

I’m pretty sure that many other people are thinking this way as well. We are getting angrier and angrier by the minute. Eventually, something bad will happen, be it a huge surge or a lot of violence. We do not need either.

We need vaccinations. We need masks. We need people still keeping their distance.

I’m not sure we will defeat Covid 19 anytime soon, but we certainly can manage it if people wouldn’t stay stuck on stupid.


short technical lesson. This picture was made from an original that had earth tones as its core. I decided to make it magenta – pink – purple because I wanted to make it a happier picture than the one in my head.

I think it succeeds on that level.

It’s mysterious without being moody. It evokes emotions without being frightening. And, it is fairly pleasant to look at.

The basic working technique was to remove most of the tan color and replace it with something purplish and let the rest fall where it may. Doing that even created a little blue. Add some fine-tuning and the job was done.



6 responses to “The Dreamer”

  1. Philip Edwards Avatar


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  2. Debra Avatar

    I am almost embarrassed to tell you what I first saw in the photo. It probably seems a little strange, but when I immediately thought I saw an x-ray, or visualization of a chest cavity, maybe lungs. The trees divided the chest and I suppose because I’ve had matters of health on my mind, the power of suggestion came through. It certainly caught my attention. I looked again and even without my imagination taking flight the photo is really excellent. Quite beautiful.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. I saw it that when I was working on it. How are you? How’s your daughter?

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      1. Debra Avatar

        I am glad you saw the “lungs,” too. I thought it was a little odd that I did! My daughter is doing very well. Thank you so much for remembering.

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        You’re welcome. I remember everything.


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