Monday, April 11, 2011

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Dreams are curious things.  I don’t always remember them, but I do think about it when I wake up.  Sometimes I’ll wake up before I actually have to get out of bed and I’ll think over and over to write down my dream.  I’ll repeat it in my mind in the hopes that I’ll still remember it when I wake up.  I’ve recorded 4 dreams so far.  Each dream I remember contains three distinct parts, so you could say I’ve recorded 12 dreams.

My dreams are all over the place, but they aren’t very happy.  There’s usually some sort of conflict.  I had an inception type dream where my three dreams seemed interconnected, even though they were separate.  I call it an inception dream because I felt the power of imagination was valued by the other people in my dream.  A woman, who was drowning in a sealed room filled with water was able to manipulate her environment, compressing the water so that she could swallow it all.  Once out of the room she told her interrogator how she had escaped and he was impressed.  Later, I was chasing a woman from platform to platform, maybe the same woman.  Finally I was in a house in which a boy was being held captive.  There was a huge dog that was literally eating anyone who tired to save the boy, and there were all these weird traps set up around the house, it had a CSI feel to it.

My other dreams include random things like, a bar in which the bouncers were priests, pawning diamond rings from my aunt, playing tennis with Demi Moore, riding on lion/bears with a bunch of aboriginal children, being chased through a mash up of my grandmothers house and random scenes from movies, a man pretending to be a woman so he could act in the theater and swing dancing with a stranger.  It makes me feel like a bit of a nutter recording my dreams.  I’ve noticed that I am starting to do this thing where I will be characters in the dream that are clearly not me.  For example, I watched the woman who drank the room full of water like it was a movie, but at the same time I felt that I was the woman.  I’ve also had dreams where I was a male character, or instead of being myself in the dream I would be different people throughout.

I once had a dream in which all my teeth were loose.  I could wiggle them with my tongue, it was incredibly vivid.  I read online that dreams where your teeth fall out mean that you feel like you’ve lost control of your life.  I think my dreams are a bit random, I’m not sure I could analyze them properly but I will keep recording them to see if any themes appear.  

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