Between “above “and” below” there is not stasis but dynamism and tension. The motive causes of this tension are the dream and the struggle.

In Constance there is talk of dreaming (“Sometimes I dream I find you...”) and dreaming is also the theme of Still I’ll Dream. Here the image of the danger of a descent is strong, but despite this, Christian still writes: “I’ll succeed in dreaming again because you and I were looking for the things that are true/Beyond the clouds, yes beyond the hills, beyond the skies”. The dream is different from illusions (“And I ain’t got time for illusions” - Ain’t a loser).

It’s something that has a reference to reality (“Hold my hand in my dreams” - Michaela) and which is transfigured or yearned for (“Dream to be/What you think you can’t be/Let yourself go/Let your mind fly” - Close your eyes). Above all, it is a territory, if not of reality, then certainly of truth. The dream is the place in which one is most true, in which the basic tensions of a life are revealed and manifested, at least in the interior depths. This is the motive for many of Christian’s exhortations to dream.

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