I read a post on Jane’s blog (gone private) about her dreams. It got me thinking about mine. I usually have very vivid dreams. I’ve even woken up sad or angry from a dream because I’ve forgotten for a moment that it WAS a dream.
I have a few dreams that I’ve been having for years. They come along once a month or so. There’s the one where I’m flying. Love that one. And one where I’m really late for the first day of high school and I can’t find my classes so I wander the halls in a panic. In real life, my high school had only two hall ways. Sometimes I have dreams that I’m trying to talk but I’m chewing a great bid wad of gum, and the gum is stuck all in and amongst my teeth. I keep trying to pull the gum out. I pull a piece of it a few inches out of my mouth, but the rest just keeps sticking to my teeth. I’ve never had the dream where I’ve successfully pulled the gum out. It could be really meaningful but I think it’s just when I have a particularly “gummy” mouth because I wake up from those dreams quite thirsty – and frustrated. That reminds me of the dreams where I’m so thirsty I just keep drinking and drinking.
It’s most interesting when I find I can control my dreams. It happens quite by chance – I don’t plan it or anything. Usually, I’m being chased. I’m running through dark caverns or something and get to the point where there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide either (Nowhere ta ruun, Nowhere ta hiide, Got nowhere to run to, baby). I crouch down to make myself small, and then suddenly remember that I’m dreaming and that I can make myself invisible if I want. So I do and the bad guy comes by but doesn’t see me. It’s happened a few times in the flying dreams, too.
I looove dreamin’. I have the best adventures.
Anyone have weird dreams lately? That they actually want to share, that is.