Saturday, March 13, 2010

Weird Dreams

For years I never remembered my dreams. When people talked about theirs, I would listen with some measure of jealousy, since the last dream I remembered having was the night before an audition for a jazz group, which was horrible (the dream was horrible, although I didn't really enjoy the audition, either). I dreamt I was in a warehouse with a group of people and a priest with the weirdest eyes showed up, and everyone had to bow down to him. I won't say what happened, but it was bad. And Michael Stipe from REM was in the dream, too—although he didn't take part in the mayhem. In the dream, anyway.

I think after that I was scared to dream.

But lately I've been having lots of dreams, and, if I interpret them correctly, they're mostly dreams questioning my competence. A few weeks ago I dreamt I had moved to a new city and was really lonely, and Chris Eldin entered my dream and offered to be my pet turtle. So she turned herself into a turtle, only in my dream I knew NOTHING about caring for turtles, and had to start my research from scratch. Naturally I was under a deadline, since even turtles in captivity will eventually die without care, so I spent the dream racing around trying to keep her warm. I put her under blankets, wrapped her in towels and kept asking her if she was cold. Being a turtle and not being able to talk, she kept nodding. Eventually I found a heat lamp and put her under that in her aquarium. I don't think she'd mind my recounting the dream, as she said it should be a story. Perhaps someday it will be.

My last two dreams have been just as weird, as dreams are wont to do. In one, I dreamt I was waiting tables again, and the restaurant filled up and I felt woefully out of practice (not that I was ever a good waitress to begin with), and things kept going wrong. In the second dream I was an actress who forgot to study the lines for her play until the night before the performance.

I think it may just be graduation freak out time. But in a way, I'm glad I'm remembering my dreams. Makes life more interesting.

7 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Oh Stacy

First, I stumbled on your website - the one with "Lament" on it... brought tears to my eyes, it was so beautiful...

I haven't a clue about musical compositions - all I know was that I was very moved and touched by the tiny snippet I heard!

Really lovely!

As for dreams... I always think of what I was feeling when dreaming a particular dream! Ok it'll mainly be angst dreams - but that just means I'm a very anxious person! LOL!

I like your pet turtle though - definitely a story crying to be written!

Take care
x
p.s. thank you for your kind words about my loss today.
xx

fairyhedgehog said...

Such an imaginative dream! For many years my anxiety dreams were of taking final exams and not having prepared enough for them. More recently, I'm in front of a class I don't know without a lesson plan! Your turtle dream is much more interesting!

Servant of the Most High said...

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Nice blog.

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God bless you.

stacy said...

Thank you, Kitty!!! This made my day!! I'm putting up a new sample tonight that I'm hoping you'll like as well.

I haven't had the test dream or the up-in-front-of-the-class dream, Fairy. Probably because I've had actual panic attacks during tests. I have to over-prepare in order not to freak out.

stacy said...

Thank you, Kitty!!! This made my day!! I'm putting up a new sample tonight that I'm hoping you'll like as well.

I haven't had the test dream or the up-in-front-of-the-class dream, Fairy. Probably because I've had actual panic attacks during tests. I have to over-prepare in order not to freak out.

stacy said...

Hi Servant - not terribly religious I'm afraid. But thanks for the sentiment.

runner5260 said...

just came across your blog and saw this post--I always am so interested to hear about people's dreams! I tend to dislike dreaming because I always experience such confusion/discomfort/unease in them for whatever reason. At the same time, I think dreams can be hilarious, but it's really interesting to me since everyone's experiences are so unique.

...As for me, I tend to have recurring dreams about my teeth crumbling/falling out. I also would prefer the turtle one :)