“Do you dream often? Do you remember your dreams?”
Actually, I think I do dream pretty often, but usually when I wake up I can’t remember them. I dreamed more when I was still working. I remembered the dreams better too. In most of them I had done something that could negatively affect my students. In one that I remember I was late to school, and everyone was running around trying to find me. I imagine this was just a reaction to stress. I really wanted to do my best for my students so I was my own worst critic.
I have had a recurring dream throughout the years. For a long time I imagined myself walking into a two story home with no lights on. It was night, and I pushed the door open and went on in. Thin, sheer curtains were blowing on the landing because a window was open. Behind me a couple of doberman dogs passed me and ran up the stairs. I tried a door on the first floor and entered a laboratory. And there the dream ends. Nothing scary happens, and I never know what was in the lab or where the dogs went. Oh well. I haven’t dreamed it in years now.
I do remember one dream I had not too long ago that scared me silly. I still don’t like to think about it. In the dream I had taken a shower, turned off the bathroom light and walked into my bedroom. All the lights were on even though my husband had already gone to bed.Then I saw a young child standing at the foot of the bed. He looked at me with a malignant expression that chilled me. So I decided to throw him down the stairs. The dream ended with the two of us struggling. I can’t forget it because of the child’s expression. My heart was pounding when I woke up. And just for the record, I don’t usually throw children down the stairs.
Like our Monday Fox, I’ve always spent a lot of time daydreaming, and many of my stories came straight from those daydreams. My son who is an excellent writer told me recently that he daydreams often. I don’t care if I never have another dream while sleeping, but I’d sure hate to lose my daydreams.
What about you? Do you have a dream that you remember because it was so awful or so wonderful? Do you daydream often?