Saturday, January 21, 2006

Question 9

Do you have recurring dreams?

If so ... describe the dream(s) in detail.

For extra credit: What do you think the dream means?


At 12:36 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

I dream about tornadoes. These dreams usually occur in March and April. I'm out in the country where the topography is flat and there are lots of fields. I see the funnel cloud off in the distance and it's heading my way. I run to the house and get in the basement, and then stand and watch through a small window as the tornado approaches. I can feel pressure in the house building and then....I wake up.

I've been told that in dream analysis, this means my life is in a constrant whirlwind and things are out of control.

Truthfully, I have a HUGE fear of tornadoes. When I was young and driving to my uncle's in Kansas, a funnel cloud passed over us. The next day, we drove around with my uncle to survey the damage from a series of storms that hit the area that night. Pretty devastating. Thus, the dreams when tornado season approaches.

At 2:13 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

I have a recurring theme rather than dream. This started when I was 3 and my sister was 2 - we played a game "Who could stay shut in Mum's closet the longest..." then one day as I went to shur the door on my sister (sliding door), she put out her hand to stop me, and her thumb was almost severed. It took a LOT of stitches and time for that to heal and I had several years of semi-constant nightmares with the same theme, and they still pop up occasionally, but hardly ever any more.
Mostly, the theme is that I'm trying to save someone or more than one someone that I love (friend, family, relative..) and I find myself either helpless or juuuuust out of reach. I never quite make it to where I can be of any help, or if I do get there, it's too late?

I don't think these need too much analysing. Guilt/helplessness is a great nightmare-maker

At 2:15 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Please ignore all the typos from the idiot behind the curtain

unmnbzm... that's a horrible kinda verification word.. they all look like the same letter!

At 12:53 PM , Anonymous Shaay said...

My recurring theme is deep water and things that aren't quite the same as they appear to be.....

Reching down to scoop up a turtle (nice animal) and put him back into the deep pond and realizing as my fingers close around him that there is no bottom surface to his shell.... just a bunch of little legs folded under like a horseshoe crab (not nice animal). Flung that sucker into deep water and woke up shrieking and wringing my hands.

Or swimming into the tide in Tomales Bay and realizing the shapes circling endlessly under me in the deep green water are orcas (nice animals) and they are very hungry for seal meat (but not very nice today). The slow grind of horror begins and I spend the rest of the night casually trying to swim against the tide while not looking like a seal...

There are about six more of these in the series. Wierd, hm?

At 3:10 PM , Blogger punky said...

My recurring dream is more of a recurring action. I fly. I jump off the ground and then breaststroke through the air ... like I am swimming in water ... and every stroke takes me higher and higher and then I can fly over trees and building and houses and fields ... it is so cool. And then I just stop "swimming" and gently float back down to the ground. I use it whenever I am trying to get away from bad guys ... wild animals ... tidal waves ... or just when I feel like flying. It's been a major staple in my dreams since as far back as I can recall ...

Yeah ... I'm a freak. But a loveable freak.

At 3:14 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

Mine are about a place. The stories/situations are generally different, but they happen in this building that I know is my home. It's been a while since I had the dream, so the details are kind of fuzzy in my head.

Usually, the action will be playing out and I'll suddenly realize I'm in that building again. There is always a moment of recognition that I'm back in my home. I may even have flashes of memories from previous dreams.

To my knowledge, I have never been in this dream house before in my waking life. I don't recall the rooms, only that outside it is a garden of smaller houses. Much smaller houses. It may actually be a Japanese cemetery. It kind of looks like that. (I'm not Japanese and have never been to Japan, but the first time I remember seeing a picture of one of the cemeteries there, I recognized it from my dream.)

There's nothing eerie or creepy about the landscape around the building in my dreams. It's home and I feel peaceful there. Though the other people in my dreams tend to have a problem with it.

At 7:02 PM , Anonymous insomniac said...

I bet I'm the only person who has nightmares about overdue library books. Really overdue books, like 20 or 30 years.

xsiqygn- execute the gynecologist?

At 11:39 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

wasn't there an episode of Seinfeld about that, Insom?

I have real-life horrors in that regard, mostly because as soon as I finish a book, friends and family are lining up behind me to borrow it and on a regular basis, books will be late (not usually 20 years, they freeze your library card after 7 weeks)

At 8:24 AM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

When I moved this past June, I found a library book that I'd had since 1995. Somehow that slipped by everyone.

It's a Barbara Kingsolver book. And I don't think I ever read it.

At 11:25 AM , Blogger Higgy said...

Hate to be boring on this one - but I don't have regular dreams. Either that means I don't have much of an imagination, or I'm now so knackered when I go to bed my body bypasses that REM stage and goes straight to "coma" stage....

*waits patiently for next question*

At 11:52 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

When I was a kid, I had flying dreams. And for a while, I really believed I could fly--that those flying memories were real, and that I'd just forgotten how.

Sometimes I dream about a fascinating house, with hidden rooms and secret passageways.

I stand by my theory that dreams tell us about our current emotional state; they are not messages. Sly's afraid of tornadoes so she dreams that she's--stay with me here--afraid of tornadoes. It's probably safe to say that Sly's life is not "in a constrant whirlwind" with things being "out of control". Unless, in real life, she is Britney Spears.

And Britney Spears probably dreams about bubble gum.

At 1:53 PM , Blogger Leetie said...

I guess the dream that happens most frequently is when I'm driving a car and the brakes don't work very well... I wind up putting all my weight on the brake pedal, and the car is still rolling.

I think it's self-explanatory, eh?

njpdchz- New Jersey pud cheese

At 1:57 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Punky, are you cheesecake?


I misspelled by proxy! Or something!

At 1:57 PM , Blogger punky said...

leetie ... I think it means you need to eat more cheesecake. Matter of fact ... I think we ALL need to eat more cheesecake.

gblme = eat me.

At 2:15 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

My post totally went back in time.

edmjb - Edible, my job

At 2:28 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

Leetie, I have a dream about cars, also. I'll be driving slowly down a street and pass where I want to turn. For some reason, I put the car into reverse while still moving slowly forward. I takes another block or so for it to go into reverse, all that time I'm smashing the brake pedal to get it to stop.

zpsgdav - zips are good for Dave
I think I have that dream because my car has 125,000 miles on it and my mom keeps harping that it's gonna crap out on me.

It's paid for, it works and I take the bus most of the time, so I'm happy.

At 2:30 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

Oops, put the code in the wrong spot..

daqiviiu - yes, I'll take a daquiari

At 3:22 PM , Blogger punky said...

also ... I have a dream about wild animals coming to attack me and I try and shut a door to keep them out (or what(who)ever else is chasing me) and the door doesn't shut. The thingie that sticks out of the side doesn't work and it doesn't "click" shut. So scary.

At 8:33 PM , Anonymous djtonyb said...

I keep having recurring dreams of tornadoes too, but I'm usually outside and trying to run for cover. Oftentimes the location is different, but the dream is the same - multiple funnel clouds setting down around me... really nerve wracking!


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