Check out Jeff Hubert’s photography blog, Sleeping Mind Photography, and his reflections on the art and process of creating images. Below is the quote from which he took his blog title. I’ve read it several times now, and it does indeed give one furiously to think, as the saying goes.
“The machinery for dreaming planted in the human brain was not planted for nothing. That faculty, in alliance with the mystery of darkness, is the one great tube through which man communicates with the shadowy. And the dreaming organ, in connection with the heart, the eye, and the ear, composes the magnificent apparatus which forces the infinite into the chambers of the human brain, and throws dark reflections from eternities below all life upon the mirrors of that mysterious camera obscura–the sleeping mind.” -Thomas De Quincey