"There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we learn and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of bronze and stone, and of shadowy companies of heroes that ride caparisoned white horses along the edges of thick forests; and then we know that we have looked back through the ivory gates into that world of wonder which was ours before we were wise and unhappy."
— H.P. Lovecraft
There lies within each of us an insatiable desire to dream of worlds just out of our grasp. Fantastical vistas, eccentric personas, daring quests, and creatures both benign and beastly, which entice our senses to wonder and awe. We play games, we watch movies and television, we dream in our sleep, at work, and at school, to believe in something greater than our current state of being. We know that such fantasies are simply wisps and shadows of reality, but if we believe long and hard enough we can make them as real and as permeable as reality. It lies within such obscure thoughts of magical worlds that we often find ourselves.
Dark; shadowy or obscure.
This blog is dedicated to the discovery, or uncovery, of such worlds as they exist in our imaginations. And they do, indeed, exist. They are not turned off, frozen, or paused like a movie or video game, they continue on with or without our attendance. When we return we become active participants, allowed if we are willing, to illuminate some of its greatest mysteries.