Visual Artist. Writer. Traveler
Currently living in the BVI — following a pushy muse — macheting thorny goat trails edging sheer cliffs 18°N.
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The Dream Journal of Amanda J. Wilde: Year of My Death
They come in in threes…
When I was a child I dreamed of my funeral, three nights in a row, each dream more vivid and real than the last. I was there, a spirit hiding behind the honeysuckle, watching the mourners. Too young they said. Only thirty-two.
I turned thirty-two on Christmas.
I have tried to brush it off, label it as a childish fear… but I know better. There is a difference between a nightmare and a premonition. This was no nightmare.
Now, with the clock on premonition dream ticking loudly in my head and the nightmares returning, I worry the end is near. I started this dream journal to help untwist the dangerous symbolism buried deep in my dreams.
Read it if you wish, these might be the last words I ever write.
Butterfly Bones: Visions are the Voice of the Soul
Nothing’s permanent, you know?
Amanda Wilde has built a satisfying life; married, a solid career as an investment adviser, owns a comfortable home with a backyard just big enough to throw a Frisbee. On the surface, she’s living the dream... With a single-minded focus on the nine-to-five, she’s managed to avoid the darkest shadows where the demons of a traumatic childhood lurk, where nightmares and premonitions of brutal and unstoppable events hide.
Drawing us in with vivid prose, Redman delivers a moving and thought-provoking account of a woman forced to take a deeper look at her life’s choices: questioning deeply held beliefs as she moves from denial and tragedy to fighting for survival.
Butterfly Bones reminds us that life is sometimes forged by events that threaten to destroy us.