Friday, May 11, 2007

The Stuff Which Dreams Are Made Of

I am feeling somewhat disoriented today in spite of the fact that I have had a very large cup of coffee to try to clear the cobwebs.

Have you ever woken up from a dream that has left you feeling somewhat dazed and confused and you just can't shake it? I think that is what's going on with me today and no doubt it will eventually clear but for now it's still messing with my mind.

For the record, I generally don't have what one might call "normal" dreams, meaning that they don't follow any sort of normal order - things always seem a bit skewed somehow for lack of a better way to put it. Sometimes my dreams remind me of the old Batman TV episodes where the camera was always turned at strange angles and people walked up the sides of buildings. Hmm, perhaps I dream in "comic book"? This dream, though, actually fell into the realm of normal, or normal for me maybe!

The dream was about someone that I haven't spoken to in a few years - someone who basically won't speak to me anymore due to circumstances that I won't get into here as a) I'd be typing until midnight tonight, b) it isn't really necessary to know the details, and c) I'd rather not dredge up that part of my past.

So, that said, I had this dream where I was out with one of my current co-workers and ran into this other person who apparently had finally decided that it was okay to talk to me and the heavens would not open up so that God could smote him down on the spot. The dream mostly consisted of catching up - the "so, how has your life been going?" kind of catching up - but I guess it threw me off because it just seemed so real. And that's probably what has me so messed up still - it seems like it really happened even though, in reality, I know it didn't.

Dreams are funny things as Sigmund Freud pointed out many times. When you want to dream about someone or something, you can't but when you least expect it - they pop into your nocturnal slumbers uninvited and then totally mess up your whole day! I think it might be the Native Americans who believe that you actually do travel in your dreams and visit places and people so that's why sometimes you wake up more tired than you were when you went to sleep to begin with. Maybe I was out visiting rather than getting some much-needed sleep? Hmm ...

I'm sure the dream meant nothing, other than that I still have some residual feelings for the person, but still ... anyone know a good dream interpreter??


  1. I don't know a good dream imterpreter, but you aren't alone here. I have had the same kind of dreams. Maybe we need to form a support group. Okay, I'm being a smarta** now!

  2. Anonymous1:48 PM EDT

    Those dreams that seem to real are disturbing. I have a lot of dreams like that (drug induced; legal drugs, that is) and sometimes actually can't remember what really happened and what I dreamed!

  3. Sorry can't interpret your dream but perhaps it's a subconscious need to contact the person and make peace?

  4. Hey Linda, quit floating around, and GET SOME SLEEP! (just kidding). Seriously, you're not alone. Some folks say that those "realistic" dreams are "flashbacks", or "travels" to previous lives. In your case, maybe you knew this person in a previous life as well your present one?? Was the time period of your dream the same as now, or set in years past? Perhaps Akelamalu is right; a peace needs to be made here?

    BTW: I'm a strong supporter of dreams reflecting past lives. I've had too many of my own to not believe it. With what you know of me in person, Linda, I'll give you three guesses as to what I was before, and when! (ha ha ha)

  5. I've been dreaming of my mother and she speaks to me about everything I'm thinking. weird huh?

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  6. I actually went to the trouble of buy ing a book that interpreted dreams for my daughter - turned out to be completely useless. Let me know if you find a good one.
    Best wishes

  7. Anonymous9:36 PM EDT

    Maybe you dreamt what you would like to do?

  8. Anonymous1:09 AM EDT

    I have some doozies too, they're usually not disturbing, but like you said - just odd!

    If you ever get a dream book let me know what it means to be walking in circles around a green snake (you know those big yellowish green pythons?) and having to tap in on the head without it biting you??

    Bizarre eh?

  9. I'm no help here. Have you gotten the M&Ms yet?

  10. Sorry...dream interpretation isnt amongst my many great talents...nor is remembering my own dreams either. For some reason, the only time I can remember them is when my alarm clock goes off and interrupts me in mid-dream...and that doesnt happen too often.

  11. Meeee! I don't have many details to go on though! Where were you in the dream for instance? Any other details you can remember?


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