Sunday, April 1, 2007
sleep to dream
So, last night I had a dream in which I was looking through items on a shelf that I had placed there IN OTHER DREAMS. How strange when something is familiar only in your dreams. Like a common location where you've had many dreams that occurred there, or people who you can't quite place anywhere but in your dreams, but if you think about it, you've dreamt of them for YEARS upon years... just seems interesting to me.. I have always had extremely vivid dreams, and I almost always remember them when I wake. I've never been one for much dream interpretation. I don't think if you dream you are a school bus driver (night before last) that it is related to the "road of your life" as a recent coworker suggested. I think I had watched school bus racing on some "extreme tv" show a couple days ago. Voila. Other things that I do think have deep meaning are very easy for me to understand. These things tend to make sense TO ME, not necessarily someone else to interpret. For example, I used to dream about a friend from highschool, and whenI would get near her, a scorpion would be clasped to my forearm. Now, I severed this friendship because this girl was sucking the life out of me. So, it makes sense. But I also have these reoccuring dreams where it's the end of the world, or civilization is undergoing a massive overhaul, people running, screaming, killing themselves, fighting each other, hording canned goods, etc. , and I really try not to read too much into it. I mean, we've all watched movies like Armeggedon and Mad Max, and we all lived throught the "Y2K" disaster, so I figure these dreams are just a culmination of what every culture has: a fear of death, a fear of nothingness, a fear that we are just a speck and no matter what we do, we cannot leave a lasting impression. Pretty big stuff when you are sleeping. But I don't find that these dreams have some big meaning. They are only dreams: my brain's way of sorting out life.