My daughter in law Sue can remember her dreams very clearly to the point of telling them for half an hour. Down to where she was, what people were wearing, what she ate and all kinds of things. That never happens to me. My really good friend, who shall remain nameless had a dream one night that her husband had cheated on her with a friend and she was mad at both of them. I said that wasn’t fair of her to be mad, it was a dream that SHE had. She said she couldn’t get the image out of her head and she knew it was wrong but she was mad for a few days. I think that was the only time in my life I ever felt bad for her husband (now ex).
About a year ago right now, Jason called and asked me if we had working smoke alarms. I told him yes. He then told me he had a dream that we had died in a fire. The worst part was I didn’t know I was dead and he had to tell me. He was really upset.
My dreams are usually in snippets. Sometimes I’ll be feeding my birds or fixing supper and I’ll think of someone and all of a sudden a dream will come to me and that’s the only way I will remember it. Two weeks ago I had a terrible nightmare. When I woke up, my bedclothes were all twisted up, which normally they aren’t and my heart was pounding and I was afraid. I never remembered what it was that I dreamt of. Other times I’ll have a very vague feeling of someone when I wake up and will remember bits and pieces of the dream and all I know is I was thinking of them when I woke up and then tend to think of that person all day.
I think we all have the “falling” dreams or the being “chased” dreams. I would like to know more about dreams because we sleep a big part of our lives and I sometimes wish I remembered more of mine. The worst is when your having a good dream and you wake up and try and hurry to fall back to sleep hoping it will pick up where it left off, but that never happens to me. I have to be fair and say if I fall back to sleep after a bad dream, that doesn’t come back to me either.
What kind of dreams do you have? Do you remember them like Sue does? Do you think of them as “real” like Jason does? Or do you just remember parts of them like I do? Do you have nightmares that you remember?