This is a little taster of something I am preparing, and I think which has been a long time coming. You see, I am known amongst my family and close friends for my dreams. I have dreams as if they are real, and the interesting thing is that I remember them, vividly. See one dream story from a while back here. I am going to go into more detail about dreams and what I’ve learnt about them in my next relative posts, but for now I just wanted to give you a little taster of something I dreamt up during the week.
When I try to convey the things that occur in my dreams to people (usually Shane) they seem strange and convoluted and it’s hard for the person to picture what I have seen. So at 4am on Wednesday morning, this thing came to me: how about trying to write out what I experienced in one sentence, and calling it Single Sentence Dream Summaries.
The following sentences are what I have written down since Tuesday night. In my journal I have written out the full dream for some of these, and I’ll post those at a later date in story form for you to have a look at. I’ll also try to determine messages from them for interests sake. Friends and family also make appearances in my dreams, so good for you if you’re mentioned below with **. If you want to know what your role was, I can guarantee I will be able to explain it. Comment below if you are featured and you want to know what you were doing.
- A dwarf sized man trying to cut my toes off.
- A house with many rooms, various exotic porcelain birds as door handles and secret colourful passageways leading to darkness.
- A broken down train with people inside, panicking, unable to see that the way they could exit the train was by using the emergency glass-breaker, rescue, death. *Sasha Gassin*
- Boys urging me down a rocky cliff face toward Croatia, the sense that I was being scammed, yellow vests protesting, danger. *Blake Seymour*
- Covering a babysitter with two long blonde plaits, in Biarritz, for a wealthy family who owned a Rolls Royce Phantom, a knowing look, oversized objects in the sky, the caricature of an aeroplane falling from the sky but disappearing once it hit the ground.
- Instructions to get into the pool with a large plastic bag at a certain time because the bomb to reset all of humanity would be going off, and we were going to be the surviving humans to restart the world, deserted homes, desert wasteland, zombies. *Dad, Shane, Ian and Pat Langlands*
- A sky-ride where children had to simply “hold on tight” whilst the crazy driver flew them through the air at speed, doing tricks and dropping almost all the way to the ground with the engine off. *Ash Miller*
- Sharing a car ride with strangers through Wollongong to get to a car wash, lining the car up and then watching it disappear, Rebel Wilson drawing a crowd whilst she pirouetted and spoke of her achievements after having graduated from university, getting a signature from her on her international driver’s licence which I was carrying in my pocket.
These aren’t the most interesting and I promise there will be more. Please comment below your own experience: are you someone who can relate – do you dream like this? Or do you feel that you don’t dream at all?
Research is compiling about the importance of sleep and dreams, in part due to the fact that we can only dream when we hit our REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. This happens in the latter part of the night and is essential for the transfer of learning and memory, and preparing the brain for new learning to occur when we wake up. For a little explanation of dreams from preeminent neuroscientist Matthew Walker with Joe Rogan, see here. Very interesting stuff! Otherwise, see my book review on Why We Sleep here.