No one dreams alone. I began writing Big Dreamer—previously published as Cat's Dream and When I Dream Too Slow—in 1991. By now, I have written/edited more than one hundred drafts. Needed so much time because Big Dreamer is a blend of two styles: (1) A mature spiritual, philosophical, and psychological inquiry into the real-world power of love and (2) a fable tracking the progress of the protagonist as he overcomes his fears, learns to rely on the power of love, finds an unexpected ally, and rescues his close-knit family of animals, birds, and people. Let me ask you a question, please. When you die, if given a opportunity to return and help those you love, would you sacrifice paradise?