Book Notes: Persuasion and Rhetoric by Carlo Michelstaedter #12

In dream sequential reality does not exist. A potent dream capacity is that of the artist who sees distant things as near and therefore can give them features that appear in their reciprocal relation as near and far. 

The placing of an image and the dilation of time. Idea turns to image, image turns to a conceptual overlay on reality itself, thus granting objects meanings much like closed symbols which operate in a conscious configuration.