4.04.2012

D is for Dreaming

Anyone I've hung around with for a while can tell you that I have some cuhh-RAZY dreams. (I think that most people have crazy dreams, it's just that there are few of us who are lucky enough to remember them) In fact, we were playing some 'see how well you know your friends' game once and I got voted hands-down as the person whose dreams everyone would like to be able to sit and watch.

My dreams are often influenced by things that I see during the day (like the one the other night where I was swimming under an ice shelf in Greenland after watching a documentary about the topic) or sometimes even things that happen during the night (a flash of headlights turns into aliens landing outside our res hall and coming into my apartment) and sometimes nothing to do with anything (lemon flavored tomatoes anyone?).

I have always enjoyed seeing what my brain comes up with in an effort to process the world, and have off and on kept journals to document the dreams I remember upon waking. I have at times written stories about my dreams and other times a dream can really give me pause to think about things during the day. Some people like to try to figure out what the dreams mean, but I haven't really tended toward that. I prefer to look at them as workings of my creative mind that is making connections between things that can seem quite disparate in the waking world.

As we know I am a bit of an introvert, so like to spend time thinking about how things in my world work. It is where I get much of my energy so being able to retreat into my active dreamscape every night is enjoyable and productive. Dreaming definitely gets to make it into my little list of things at the beginning of the alphabet that I like.

(Other D favorites: Dancing (specifically Line and Swing), Dunk tanks, Daffodils in Spring, and  Downpours of rain from a clear sky)

6 comments:

  1. Have you ever had a lucid dream? This has been a long term... well, dream, of mine.

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    1. Dreams where you know you are dreaming? Oh yeah, all the time. I usually can't change the course of the dream, but it is not uncommon for me to know I'm dreaming. Especially when it's a bad dream.

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    2. Hmm, I meant moreso the control but it must be odd to know you are dreaming but not be able to influence it. Does that make a bad dream better or worse?

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  2. I'm on medication that makes my dreams really crazy...to the point that I will wake up fighting and punching the air, or crying...and if my hubby ever treats me bad in a dream or, god forbid, cheats on me, I'm furious with him for most the day. LOL.

    Happy Hump Day!
    My D

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    1. Wow that's pretty intense! Claritin and some antibiotics tend to make my dreams more vivid. The one about the aliens was antibiotic induced :)

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  3. Hello fellow dreamer! I have crazy dreams, and remember them too. Well I used to before the twins arrived! Great blog post! Found you through the A to Z challenge (#970)
    Leigh @ oneandoneequalstwinfun

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