Thursday, March 26, 2015

Life of a Blogger: Dreams (The Sleeping Kind)

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Novel Heartbeat. This feature is designed to let readers and other bloggers get to know us on a more personal level by discussing non-bookish topics. This week's topic is...

Dreams (the sleeping kind)!

I almost never dream when I sleep - rather, since I'm usually corrected that everyone always dreams, I almost never remember my dreams. If I do, it's usually more of an odd impression of discomfort that goes away after a few minutes. It's a very strange phenomena. I don't know why I almost never remember my dreams but it doesn't especially bother me either.

If I dream, I don't remember them when I'm coming out of my sleepy times. Rarely though, I do have dreams intense enough that I remember; in times of duress or discomfort, I will have seriously vivid dreams where I wake up and I have to figure out during the day what reality is. Like the time I dreamed I was running away with a friend of mine to some village somewhere and we had this whole life together and when I woke up I called him . . . at like 7am . . . to confirm that that didn't happen.

I find that in general, when I remember my dreams, they're always very strange -- usually in-depth stories or very trippy disconnected scenes. They're pretty entertaining to think about after, although some of them aren't so fun while they're happening. The last dream I remember was two nights ago (well technically I remember last night's dream but only a little) and all my friends and I were in this weird casino-type setting and the people owning the place told us "you have to do all these things or we will shoot you" and we were broken into groups, so I was playing a board game with my friend and this girl I strongly dislike and whoever lost would be either evicted or shot but if we left we would also be shot and somewhere in the corner they were forcing someone else I knew to drink an enormous bottle of questionable liquid or suffer the aforementioned consequences. And then my roommate mentioned how we wouldn't be back in time for Board Games (a fellowship that occurs at 7:30 every Tuesday in which board games are played) and everyone got panicked and went into a frenzy but then we said "It's okay, we'll just move it to later" and it was fine. Yeah, I don't know, it was weird. Not as weird as that time a few weeks ago when I dreamt I got kicked out of Walmart because I destroyed the cheesecake aisle and started a war. (Follow me on Twitter for more updates about my weird dreams) (And my weird life) 

Okay so when I remember my dreams, like Noor, they're always crazy weird. A lot of my dreams are really repetitive and all the weirdest tropes tend to repeat themselves. There is one particular symbol in a lot of my dreams and I'm still not sure what exactly it means -- if you know what dreams mean and can analyze them, please tell me what this is about in the comments below! Okay, so in a lot of my dreams, when I say/do something wrong/awkward, whoever happens to be present in the dream with me throws lettuce at me. Yep, just like out of a bowl or a bag or whatever, I literally get it tossed at me and literally I think if someone were to throw lettuce at me in real life they might actually manage to convince me that I was dreaming. I also have a repeating theme in dreams where I travel to North Korea (a North Korea that looks like Santorini, Greece) and I have to make my way back to China. Another repeating symbol is this couch that was at an event I went to once. For whatever reason, a lot of my conversational dreams/dreams where I'm playing cards/board games with friends all happen on that couch. Okay so now you know about weird repetitive themes in my dreams and they don't get much weirder than this so I think I'll stop here.

Do you have any interesting dreams while you're sleeping?
Let us know in the comments!

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