Thursday, August 11, 2011

Life is a Dream

I dream that I am here
of these imprisonments charged,
and I dreamed that in another state
happier I saw myself.
What is life? A frenzy.
What is life? An illusion,
A shadow, a fiction,
And the greatest profit is small;
For all of life is a dream,
And dreams, are nothing but dreams.

 - from La Vida Es Sueño by Pedro Calderon dela Barca


Life is a Dream is a 1987-film. A baroque mix of revolutionary politics, pop culture, and semiotics, loosely based on the play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. A young prince learns that life is just a dream from which we wake when we die, and that dreams may be as real as life.


  1. drama king, i remember receiving an sms from a friend (years ago) with those exact lines you posted above. i lost the phone, but never did i forget the poem.

    salamat sa post na ito at naalala ko ang tula!

  2. speaking of dreams, may nakakatawa kong dream lately na nagpa tambling sa akin. hahahaha! mishu besfrennn....

  3. @Shenanigans: Haha. Pede! Salamat sa pagdaan!

    @Pepe: Hindi kaya ako yun? Hahaha. Check mo yung I Am Legend entry ko kase baka ako nga yun. Fell in love with this play kase in 2008. :)

    @Ronron: Share mo yan! Haha. :D

  4. love this blog coz ure such a drama king. hahaha. i'm having a fun time here. :))

  5. @Ester: Uy salamat! Haha. Ang saya din talaga magdrama pero binabawas-bawasan ko na rin. Medyo busy din lang, hindi pa ko makaupdate. Salamat ulit! :)