5 days ago
Monday, August 4, 2014
Dreams can be fun, scary, tiring or inspiring. I sometimes dream of working all night and wake up exhausted. I have achieved great wealth in my dreams but awoke sorely disappointed I no longer owned a Porsche. I have been known to fly like a bird while asleep and that is great fun though my flight control is a bit suspect and power lines often present a problem. Then there are always those saucy dreams.
Since I have reached adulthood, I no longer have scary dreams but the dreams I do have are very vivid. They are just as real as right this minute. So real that perhaps I am dreaming now.
There should be a cardinal rule about dreams however. They should be kept between you and your analyst but sadly for you, today is an exception.
Did you ever awake from such a bizarre dream that you just had to tell someone about it? Ever notice how everyone gets rather quiet when you declare,"I had the weirdest dream last night."
Eyes glaze over and their minds race trying to think of an escape route. Surely there is a "thing" they need to be doing right now in another part of town so they don't have to listen. I know I have that reaction.
I once had a WFWNB (work friend with no benefits) who was cool in most every way. He was my best male friend and we could tell each other anything but he drew the line at dreams.
"I'm not interested in hearing about it unless I'm in the dream." was his standard warning. Curt and a bit arrogant, yes--- but it saved him a lot of wasted time and feigned interest.
One early morning in the office as it was still quiet, I started to tell WF of my latest weird dream. I thought this one time he might listen. However, per usual, he got tight lipped and said, "You know the rules."
"Oh, you are in it." I quickly countered and his ears perked right up hoping for a little soft porn. So given the green light, I proceeded to tell him.
"I was in this large room." I started. "Suddenly the door burst open and a baby elephant strolled in. The baby had a fuchsia trunk with holes in it, giant sea-foam green ears, and fingers on its front feet. Oddly, I wasn't scared at all, just curious. The weird little baby elephant then sat on its haunches, wrapped its fingers around its trunk and proceeded to play it like a trumpet. He played the song What a Wonderful World beautifully."
"Ok," he agreed, "That was weird but where am I in this dream?"
I couldn't help starting a grin and said,"Oh, didn't I mention? You were standing by the door."
Yep, I got him to listen by merely adding him as an extra in the dream. Funny how that ploy only worked that one time however.
OMG, it is early morning and I just woke from the strangest dream and you all were in it. Writing this post about him made me dream about him last night. I hadn't thought about him in ages but there he was. We were at work as usual and he was having me do a series of things not work related. I was basically arranging a weekend get away for him and his wife. As I was tackling his list I thought "Humph, I do all this for him and he can't take 30 seconds to listen to my dream." I was feeling a bit put upon. Then I woke up.
Oh, and where were you in the dream? I had accessed my blog on my work computer and was checking comments when he gave me the list. So you were all there, honest. Thank you for listening:))
Are you guilty of regaling innocents with your sleep movies?
Don't forget, if you say they are in the dream, they will probably listen, though it only seems to work that one time.
at 5:00 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti