Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Most of the time I don’t remember my dreams. When I wake up, I think to myself, “don’t forget this part of the dream where….”, and then the next second, I forget what I told myself to remember. If I do remember something, I usually lose a lot of the details of the dream within 10 minutes.
In the dreams that I do remember, I have noticed a couple of recurring themes.
- Colours/Light and Dark – I can recall the colour of buildings, walls, clothing, etc. If a room is dark or it’s bright I’ll notice it. This is a detail I can remember more often than say, faces of people. For example, in the last dream that I can remember, I was walking from the parking lot into a plaza. I passed by a shop with a green awning and yellow letters on it. I don’t know what kind of shop it was, and I didn’t even go inside that shop – I went into the store next to it.
- Racing – I can remember at least 4 dreams where I’m in a race. This started around the time I started watching The Amazing Race (a reality TV show where teams race around the world) last season. Sometimes I’m in a hurry and panicking, and sometimes I’m relaxed and taking my time. I’m always matched up with a partner to race with in these dreams.
- Math Class – I have had several dreams where I’m taking a math class. They were all in different classrooms, with different teachers. I skipped 99% of the lessons. In one dream, I looked in my calendar and noticed that I had a math paper due for that class, and I didn’t even care about writing it and handing it in. In another dream, the classroom was at the top of a building, and I had to climb a long flight of stairs (in a dark, narrow staircase) to get to it. I started climbing the stairs, and then decided it wasn’t worth it, and then went to another class! (I think it was art class.)
- Taking a bus and getting off at the wrong stop – I have dreamed this happening a couple of times, and near places I’ve lived in. I’d get off at a stop before or after the one I was supposed to get off and then walk back. In another one, I was in a race! I got off, and the bus driver told me to take another bus, so I walked a block or two in some downtown area.
Strange hmmm? All of my dreams are strange really. I can’t get any meaning from them.
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
In my dream this morning, I am studying for an exam. Somehow though I go from studying to writing a paper. It isn’t easy. I start sweating. I have no idea what I’m writing about.
After a while I decide to go for lunch. There’s a long lineup at a fast food place. The walls of the fast food plate are yellow. I plan on ordering a burger, fries, and a coke. When I get to the front of the line I change my order to a burger, a coke, and a salad.
I take my tray of food and find a table next to the wall. I sit down, but I don’t eat the food. Soon I’m joined by Cindy, who sits across from me. She asks me how my essay is going. I reach into my bag (where’d my bag come from? I don’t know) and hand her the essay. The essay is crumpled up and wrapped around a red umbrella.
In another part of my dream, I’m in a store (I’m thinking the Gap). All the clothes are in flourescent colours, colours that I don’t like. There are rows and rows of bright yellow (think highlighter colour) cordoroy jackets with matching pants. The other colours in that store are blue and pink.
Monday, August 30, 2004
On Friday night, I had a fever and no matter what I did I couldn’t fall asleep. As I lay there, I started daydreaming. I was in an Olympic race, a race on the track where there were 4 laps. If I was able to run (or complete) all 4 laps, then I’d finally be able to sleep. I simultaneously ‘ran’ around this track and cheered myself on. Whenever I reached the final lap, though, I’d be too pooped out and be unable to finish it. I was soooo close, three-quarters of the way to sleep! And I wanted to sleep so badly! As Shakespeare said in Macbeth, I wanted “the innocent sleep, sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care.” (I had to put this quote in :p, it’s one of the fav quotes from that play. I even thought about it that night.)
Every time I quit the race, I’d turn and settle on another position to sleep in. Then I would think, “let’s try this thing again”. It became an endless cycle. I was in bed from around 12:30 to 10:00am, so you can imagine how many times I went through that.
I was aware what was happening, I knew that I didn’t *have* to complete any kind of race to fall asleep. My mind was playing games with me, but I couldn’t find a way to ignore it. That ‘dream’ always came back. I really thought I was becoming crazy that night. But you know, I also had a fever too, so maybe the correct word would be delirious.
Monday, March 29, 2004
I had a dream this morning, and although I don’t remember much of what happened, I do remember who was in the dream! There were a lot of movie actors.
- Jennifer Garner
- Brad Pitt
- Elijah Wood
And last but not least, though he isn’t a celebrity, a guy in my Year 7 and 8 class. I have to say he looked sooo cute.
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