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My Dream Question

I like reading about dream analysis.  I think it would be fun to be a person who records her dreams in a pretty dream journal.  Then I would reflect on them and their deeper meanings.

Here’s my problem. Whenever you read dream books the dreams are always a paragraph. They are simple. I don’t have paragraph dreams.  I have tv shows. They are long. They are vivid and detailed. If I tried to write down just what I remember I’d spend half the day.

An example from last night with most of the detail left out:

I was going to marry an alien. He was in human form but I think that wasn’t his natural state. I wasn’t sure what it was. I hadn’t been to his home world and I got the feeling he was leaving some big detail out. But I was ok with that. I was packing to go and I had a sister that was going to. She didn’t know her alien. We packed a trunk of stuff and then we found out that we could only take a few more things in cylinder shaped bags. I was worried about my sewing stuff. I found out that we didn’t need any clothes. Then it turned out that my alien was some kind of royalty. I tried to explain it all to my sister but she wouldn’t listen. I found out from listening to one of the bodyguards that the planet was a swamp and they all lived in water. I pretended that I already knew that to fool my parents. Then we went to Kroger and there was a fiberglass orca on the roof. Bad aliens came out of it. I tried to warn people but a teenage boy got taken over. I got his mother in my car safely. And on and on.

My subconscious is a scary place. Maybe I don’t need to explore it. But that dream from last night had multiple scene changes and a huge background cast. My dreams always do.  If the details are significant in dream interpretation I’d have to write a book.  So am I weird or do most people not have paragraph dreams?

Personally, I think last night’s dream just means I’ve been watching too much Doctor Who.

2 Comments

  • Marcia

    I don’t know what dream books you have been looking at, but our website has a forum (and an option to create a blog) where you can post dreams. Some people post very long ones.

  • Molly

    Oh you and I dream just alike! My husband looks at my funny whenever I detail any of my recurring dreams from childhood, like the one where aliens were making people into zombies with this sparkly dust and Humphrey Bogard was an alien serial killer stalking me. Or the one where someone held me down and sprayed whipped cream on my back that left welts (I have a lot of loss of control dreams). Or the many many where my teeth fall out. Suffice it to say, I get you on the massive saga sci fi kind of dreams 🙂
    .-= Molly´s last blog ..Big Girl Pants =-.

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