Longer observation (8): A Mother's Sensitivity: When a mother becomes pre-occupied with some concern or other, she may not feel able to handle her children at the level required by her own standards. This is especially true if the children are also worried about what is worrying the mother. It's difficult enough for the mother to handle her own feelings.

Short idea (105): In some ways, Heisenberg's ideas can be applied to consciousness: when we try to "observe" our own conscious experiences, the act of trying to observe them changes them or even destroys them. The reason this happens is different from why, according to Heisenberg, our attempts to observe sub-atomic particles change them. Speaking metaphorically, we are embedded in our conscious experiences, absorbed in them. In order to inspect them, we have to pull out of them, and this pulling out, this distancing ourselves from them, is part of what changes or destroys them.

Short idea (109): Anything can become everything within a person's experience.

"Big" Dream 3 (September, 2013)

(from the series of "Big" dreams)

This is not a "big" dream in the sense of its subject being of importance to more than the dreamer. The dreamer did not feel the dream was of importance to anyone but himself. I give it here because it is an example of a powerfully disturbing nightmare that feels real. Even if a dream is "only a dream," it can feel real and powerful and important, often as much as waking experiences.