Monday, November 16, 2009

Tripping in My Sleep

The other night I dreamed Adam and I got in the car, drove to the grocery store we always go to, parked in the same row we always park in, got the same style of buggy we always get, and went in to get our groceries. At the store we said things to each other like, "I'll go get the chicken," and "Don't forgot that we need milk." This dream is only remarkable due to its unremarkability.

I usually have really scary dreams. Even if the dream doesn't make any logical sense, it can still be scary. I've dreamt about people baking their children into cupcakes and me accidentally eating them, my mother burring thousands of people she had killed in our front yard, and my parents forcing me to drive straight into a tornado. I spend the first half hour after I wake up basking in the relief of knowing it was only a dream.

The other type of dreams I have are the really realistic dreams. When I was in high school, my mom would wake me up to get ready for school, and occasionally I would fall back asleep. And I would then dream I got up, got breakfast, and got dressed before I would be rudely awakened again by my mother. I have a reoccurring dream about getting to the end of a school semester, and finding out I was enrolled in a class that I never knew about, which I am failing.When I have that dream, I have to log on to my school website to make sure that isn't true. It is that terrorizing. I also dream that Adam and I have these terrible fights that keep me mad at him for a few hours after I wake up. And yes I do hold him accountable for the things he does to me in his dreams. He should know better.

I only started having really vivid dreams in high school when I started taking anti-depressants (its a side effect). Before I dreamed in black and white, and now my dreams are in vivid Technocolor (just like Joesph's Dream Coat). But I hope I have more dreams about me doing things like grocery shopping. Maybe tonight I can dream about getting up, going to work, going to school, and coming back home. That would be lovely.


  1. I had some really weird and vivid dreams when I was wearing the patch to quit smoking. That was almost 10 years ago so I don't recall all the details but I do remember they were so clear and crisp. I actually missed them when I no longer needed the patch. I don't recall experiencing night terrors....I don't think I would like that. Here's to more grocery shopping dreams for you! :)

  2. I used to have nightmares in middle school when I wore headgear. I think it was all the metal interfering with my brain! I hated it. I love that you had a regular ol' dream. I've had those, and they're so real sometimes that I think it happened. And that's when I really do forget the milk! ;-)


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