Monday, 16 May 2016
I've never really taken too much notice of the books, articles etc that interpret dreams. I'm not sure I really want to know what they mean. How does anyone know how to interpret them anyway?
We all have dreams don't we? Or maybe some people don't. They can stir up all sorts of emotions: happiness, sadness, anxiety, and especially if they are so vivid that when we wake up we believe that they are real.
When I was a child I had a recurring dream about being able to fly. In my dream I would come out of the house, to the end of the road, turn left until I came across a road which was a steep hill. I would stand at the top of the road...jump...and fly to the bottom.
A common dream seems to be about falling. I've had this one many times. Another is trying to reach a destination but finding it impossible because of so many obstacles in my way. I tend to get this last one if I am due to go on a journey, or if I am anxious about the dogs.
A rather more pleasant one that I had when I was a child was when I would be walking along a road and every few steps I found money on the ground. I picked it up, continued walking and finding more. If this was a sign that I might win the lottery, it never happened!
Occasionally I have a dream which, on waking and realising it's not true, upsets me dreadfully. I have been estranged from my son for 18 years. His choice, even though I still make attempts to contact him. In my dream we have reconciled and my son is part of my life now. It all seems so vivid and real. Initially on awakening I still believe it and feel really happy. After a short while the truth hits me and the sadness overwhelms me.
What do you dream about? Are your dreams happy or sad? Interesting or disturbing? Have you actually tried to find out what they mean? I'd like to know.