Daydream Date

 In Writer in Residence

Written by: Collette Cottingham; Anontropolis


I saw a commercial a long time ago, where a woman was sitting in her car day dreaming. A man appears and tells her to stop dreaming and to start living. I don’t even remember what the commercial was selling.

Day dreaming is part of my creative process. To stop day dreaming would be asking me to stop being creative.

“Wnztar” stepped into my mind in the spring of 1998 while I was mowing the lawn. She appeared during a time of day dreaming. Her foot steps clicked on the stone floor as she descended a staircase.

I knew every part of her being, her power and strength. Wnztar knew her purpose in life. She knows exactly what she needs to accomplish. Death is not something to fear. It is a place where you start again.

To keep my creativity alive, I try and daydream at least once a week. You should try and daydream! Lay on the soft grass and stare up at the clouds or soak in a warm bath. Where does your mind go?

Close your eyes and imagine skipping down the sidewalk. What is the expression on your face? How do you feel inside?

I have a smile on my face and happiness in my heart. Skipping takes me back to the joys of childhood. A time for endless daydreaming and wild imagination.

Make a daydream date with yourself this week. Eat dinner by yourself, tap into all your creative senses. What flowers do you give yourself? Do you go out or stay in? Tell me all about your date!


Inspiration Challenge: Journal your day dreams each day this week, even if it is only a word or phase.


Write on, Ladies!



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