DreamStates: Sebastian Junger Animation by Cole Gerst
How were you first approached to take part in DreamStates?
I was told about it by National Geographic. I thought it was a cool idea.
Did you collaborate at all with the illustrator? If so, in what ways?
No I did not. And I think he did a fantastic job! I absolutely loved what he created. It was such a cool experience watching my own dream portrayed visually. It was very cool.
Was there anything that he got 100% right, spot on?
Well I think the characterization of the expanding cartoon monsters was perfect. He really nailed it. It was really spot on.
You said this dream marked a time where you grew up. Have you had other dreams, like or unlike this one, that have repeated or have impacted you?
I mean every once in a while we all have dreams that are devastating. Nothing ever like that though. Nothing with a complete sense of doom and helplessness. It was really a classic midlife issue.
How old were you?
I was 46.