Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I unexpectedly came across this movie - and remembering how much I missed it - just wanted to share a piece of dialog inside a mutual hallucination. Somehow these thoughts about hallucinations reminds me of my daydreaming. What do you make of it?
- There must be a mistake here, I don't recognise you. Are you some sort of... imaginary friend?
- Noooo, aren't you too old to have imaginary friends?
- I have emotional problems and I took too many pills. Why are you wearing make-up?
- I don't understand this, if I didn't ever see you before, and I don't think I did, then I don't think you should be here, in this hallucination because... In my experience the mind, which is where hallucinations come from, shouldn't be able to make up anything that wasn't there to start with, it didn't enter it from experience, from the real world, imagination can't create anything new, can it? It only recycles bits and pieces from the world and reassembles them into visions. Am I making sense right now?
- Given the circumstances, yes
- So when we think we've escaped the unbearable ordinaryness and well, untruthfulness of our lives, it's really only the same old ordinaryness and falseness rearranged into the appearance of novelty and truth. Nothing unknown is knowable. Don't you think it's depressing?
- The limitations of the imagination?
- It's something you learn after your second themeparty, it's all been done before.
- The world. Finite. Terribly, terribly... Well this is the most depressing hallucination I ever had.
- Geez, I did try to be amusing....
Sweet dreams :)