The ninety-five elements in this piece map directly to the pages of Dylan Thomas’ 1954 radio drama (turned play) Under Milk Wood. In the play, the characters begin in dream and then awake to follow their individual paths through the day. The dreams inform—perhaps guide—the lives of the central characters as they move.

We are all guided by dreams. But how do we know when we have actually caught up to the dream? Are we at the top already, or will we find a new top by pushing harder? Fake-it-till-you-make-it breaks down when we aren’t sure what it is that we will “make”, or for how long we must “fake it.” Pursuing a goal involves a bit of blind faith and going through the motions.

In Dogwood, Thomas’ original dialog has been removed leaving his blocking and aural clues intact and in place. These figments form a tiny but present thread that guides us from dream through the daily path, presumably to a greater place.