9.07.2010

Dreams

This is not meant to be a movie plug for Inception, but I have definitely thought a lot about that movie since watching it. My favorite part in the movie is during one of the levels when the characters are flying. I love flying in dreams. In fact, I have been flying in my dreams almost every night since watching the movie. It makes dreams one of my favorite things, because it's an experience I can never have in reality.

I felt like I could relate to the characters as they floated to the ceiling while flying. Actually, I hate it when that happens. Just like displayed in the movies, I have to crawl myself along the walls, and grab onto doorways to lower myself into the next room. This kind of uncontrollable flying is unbelievably annoying, and it used to happen all the time, until I learned to control it. Now, if I start off flying like that, I can usually make some controlled effort to "snap out of it" per se, and be able to fly freely up and down, and it's, well, awesome.

As I've mentioned this to some people, they've told me that they have never flown in their dreams. For reals? So, take my poll on the right, and leave a comment if you wish. Have you ever flown in your dreams? What is it like for you?

On a different note, for at least 2 years now, I have been having a reoccurring "nightmare" involving chewing gum! The setting surrounding this nightmare is never the same, but this situation is always the same. As I read the book "David Goes to School" by David Shannon, as a bedtime story for Michael I saw this picture that made me stop and reflect on these dreams. I feel it adequately illustrates how I feel sometimes in my dreams.


Nightmare situation: I am chewing gum. GOBS of gum. It's so much gum that I can't talk to the people around me, and I'm typically drooling because the gum is overwhelming. I reach my hand in to pull out the gum, and it just keeps coming out. Many times I'm wearing a retainer, and can't pull it out of my mouth because of this gum being wrapped around my back teeth! It's horrible! And most of the time, people around me don't understand what's going on. I usually have to wake up to make it stop.

I used to think our house rule of "no gum in the house" as kids was ridiculous, but now I don't like gum, period.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, I'm so jealous! I never get to fly in my dreams. When I was a kid I would have really scary falling dreams. That's the closest I've come to flying!
We really like the movie Inception. So well done, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat through the whole thing!
I'm going to try flying in my dreams tonight...

Mallory said...

I have crazy dreams when I am pregnant...but I don't know if I have ever flown. I have fallen and when I hit the ground in my dream I shake really violent and wake up, does that count? Ps I don't like gum either.

MidSpeck said...

I would answer your poll as "every now and then". Flying for me is more like micro-gravity. I can jump really high and slowly float down. If I concentrate hard enough in my dream I can generate some thrust and fly a little in different directions.

Diana said...

Midspeck-isn't it really interesting how much concentration it really takes? I mean, when I fly, most of the time i really have to concentrate to make sure I don't just float to the ceiling. Next time you jump you should see if you can stay up...

Meaghan said...
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Meaghan said...

I have flown in my dreams, I haven't had a flying dreams in awhile though. Most of the time my flying is cool and I can go really high, but I had a really creepy dream when I flew in a garage. Really random I know lol. I don't know why it was so creepy it was just a scary dream.

Suzy said...

When I fly in dreams, which is rarely, I usually find myself using a tool of some sort- a broomstick, a mini helicopter I held above my head, or once a frisbee-like hover disk that I stood on.