I checked out little Indie flick the other night that was especially entertaining and thought provoking… The Science of Sleep (SOS), by the same writer & director as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (ESSM). Now, if you saw ESSM and liked it, you’ll love SOS.

In SOS, we’re taken into the life of Stephane Miroux, a shy insecure young man who’s come to Paris to draw closer to his widowed mother. What you soon find out is that Stephane’s life that we see is actually a blend of what he does and what he dreams. It’s in the balance between the schizophrenic lifestyle where the magic happens in this film.

Besides it just being a beautifully entertaining film, SOS left me wondering how much of my own life is riddled with the perspective of my own dreams. When I struggle with issues in life, is it because it’s a conscience dilemma or one that is solely based out of my unconscious. I know my dictionary-conscience folks, that dreams are not always in our unconscious, but I believe that the things we dream about (at night or those huge goals that we have for someday…) often sit right below our conscience surface and impact our decisions – whether we want them to or not. So, again, I ask, are my struggles based out of my reality or my dreams?

What about you?
– mark