Michael, I absolutely loved this and I have wrecked my brains trying to think of something other than 'wow' to say so here is me saying wow and more lol.. Your words are so refreshing and so lovely to read that in all seriousness I could read them all day. This in my opinion was much better read aloud (for some reason I tried my hand at a terrible Scottish accent lol.) I must admit I had to look up disparate as I thought you'd spelt desperate wrong for a minute lol but then it told me that I was wrong, again and here (from what I read) I think it means abit like indifferent visions festering in your mind, projecting these beautiful fictional images which has been brought on by sleep or may be lack of it and because it's a 'dream' there's no dramatic ending nor an important beginning just something in the middle that means more than it should to us? And it makes you question is this real life (memories) or is it infact a dream when you awake. And I think there's always this is it, was it question we ask. Maybe even what if.
Fantastic write and you said you're still learning, this beats anything I have read recently hands down oh apart from your a trip down chemical lane because that was epic.