Keith Burkholder has been published in Creative Juices, Sol Magazine, Trellis Magazine, Foliate Oak Literary Journal, New Delta Review, Poetry Quarterly, Scarlet Leaf Review, and Birmingham Arts Journal. He has a bachelor's degree in statistics with a minor in mathematics from SUNY at Buffalo (UB).
He Dreams of Heaven in his Mind
Connor doesn’t believe in God. However, last night he had a great dream about heaven in his mind.
The dream felt so real to him and it made him feel amazing. The dream lasted for about an hour. At least it felt that way to him.
Connor dreams a lot and loves to dream in general. When he is alone in his bedroom he daydreams to himself to clear his mind.
Heaven can be envisioned differently by different people. When people hear the word heaven, they usually think of a peaceful place. They think of clouds, maybe harps, and even angels in the mixture.
Connor’s dream of heaven made him even smile to himself. He felt as though he was in heaven with angels.
Heaven is a place that is either believable or not. Connor is an atheist, but really couldn’t understand how heaven was in his mind in this dream.
He will leave the dream as it was. However, he couldn’t understand why it felt so real and genuine to him.
He dreamt he was sleeping on a cloud and had no distractions in his life. This is just how it was for him in this dream.
This dream was also a real escape for him. Connor has had a rough week at work. There have been so many deadlines he has had to reach.
His boss has been so demanding, and this dream let out a release in his mind. He was happy this took place for him.
The mind is a unique organ. In this case, it was truly this way and the dream was something he will never forget.
Dreams can make people happy or even scared stiff. In this case, it was a total escape and it brought happiness to him.
Connor believes his dreams will always be unique in nature. That is the mystery of a dream. They come and go in one’s life.
Connor wonders what dreams he will have in the future. They are hard to really predict, but he feels they will still be unique in their own way.
His dreams are really his own business. He has never discussed them with people. He has tried analyzing some of his dreams, but they are history once they leave his mind.
This is how dreams are. Enjoy dreams all that you can. They can have meaning or just figments of one’s imagination. This may have been the case for Connor. As time passes, enjoy how they affect you or make you happy. For these are dreams and their mystique will live on.