Monday, August 15, 2011

Dreamland...

I sometimes wake up with fragments of stories playing in my mind. Remnants of dreams that weren't fully grasped as I wake up to greet the morning light.

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I love that we never fully know ourselves the way that we think we do. We are constantly learning new things about ourselves. Even our subconscious has a "mind of it's own" - telling us stories as we sleep. We wake up and remember ambiguous scenes and try to fill in the blanks. Sometimes I wake up remembering a dream, but then when I go to tell my husband about it, it floats out the window and I can't remember it's face anymore.

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I've had dreams that were so bizarre that even in the dream I knew I was dreaming. Then I've had dreams that have seemed so real that I was truly surprised when I woke up to discover they weren't. Recurring dreams are the strangest to me. It's like we're trying to tell ourselves something over and over again so that we don't forget, or that God is reminding us of something important.

What's the weirdest dream you've ever had? Or the most vivid?

20 comments:

Sey said...

the weirdest dream I has is a scene of me going back to an old house in front of the church. I had dreamed of it several times and the weirdest part is that it always appear on my sleep whenever I have problems or feeling so low.

Dancing Branflake said...

Gorgeous photos and illustrations! Wow!

I dream a lot of crazy dreams. The weirdest ones are the ones that come true. Very freaky!

Sarah said...

I've been out of the blog world lately and haven't seen your new blog look. It's awesome! Great job!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Kelly J. R. said...

I have a recurring dream that I'm driving through the country and all of a sudden there's 6 or 7 tornados ripping through the fields. I pull the car over and start running to the nearest farm house where the family is already down in the cellar. I have to pound and scream for them to open the door and let me in. Now that I live in the country, every time a storm is approaching I scan the horizon for twisters.

I Can Smell The Roses said...

Dionne, I love this post about dreams. Last night I had a dream about using a fly swatter to kill a bunch of flies and mosquitoes. I think I had this dream because a few days ago my family and I were talking about how we have not seen many mosquitoes or flies this year due to the dry weather.

amy b.s. said...

last night i had a dream that i was in the cast of glee. since i can't sing well, it was interesting.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i can never really remember dreams - it is so frustrating!!

Sam @ fitness food & faith

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

For the past few months, I've had trouble remembering my dreams, but lately that's changed. Two nights ago I had a dream that haunted me all day. The only thing I remember from last night's dream was getting dressed in a room with a burning window. Sounds pretty symbolic, doesn't it?

Laura said...

Hi Dionne!Great look for your blog! I hardly remember my dreams when I wake up..but maybe it's better this way,I'm not sure they are sweet dreams..not at the moment,I mean..
Hope you're doing well,I always love reading you!!
Laura@RicevereconStile

Silver Strands said...

Ah - what a dream Dionne! Love reading your blog :)

Phoenix said...

I want to crawl inside your dreams and take a nap! (is that a catch-22?) I usually have very bad dreams so I'll spare you the details here. But once I had a dream where I was flying - and lord, it was so much FUN!

Daisy said...

What a beautiful post. The weirdest dream I have had is with vampires. lol

Sarah Mina said...

I always have dreams about losing my hair or teeth! I'm not sure what it means, but it's good to wake up and know everything is where it's supposed to be!

www.sarahandthecityblog.blogspot.com

Little Miss Tiara said...

lol, when it's a reaaaaallllyyy nice dream it usually felt so real and I'll remember it when I woke up and the first thing I feel about it would be disappointed because it was only a dream -___-"

anyway I'm yearning for dreamless sleep lately because that's when I have the really good sleep, sometimes I think too much before sleeping and those thoughts came to my dream and it feels like i didn't sleep at all, and I will wake up all tired :| oh well...

anyway I once dreamed about a place I've never seen before (and there was GPS too in my dream so I could locate it) when I checked on google the morning after, such place really do exist! :O now all I have to do is saving and go there haha

Hilary Claire said...

I have had some PRETTY weird dreams in my day. The weirdest ones always involve animals for some reason... such as fluffy raining kittens & blue bunnies leading me through a haunted house. BIZARRE!

Amish Stories said...

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Kris said...

I have too many vivid dreams to pick out one. I need to think about that one. haha!

Tender Branson said...

I've had some bizarre dreams that I wish I had written down because now they have disappeared from my memory. I hate what you mentioned, when you go to tell someone and you lose it.

Miss Eloise said...

I love and hate the dreams where you don't wake up but when you do you just want to drift back asap!

jazzlips&tulips xx

Bobbie said...

I belong to a dream analysis group where we meet once a week and do usually two or three dreams a session. If you have a problem remembering your dreams have pencil and paper by your bed and write the first thing that comes to mind when you wake up. Usually little bits of images will start showing up as you are letting your unconscious know that you are taking them seriously. If you just keep writing down faithfully what you do remember you will usually start remembering quite a bit of your dream.
My favorite dreams of mine are the ones where I am with some kind of big wild animal like a wild cat or a Wolf. :) I might have a dream like that once or twice a year...

Wow your drawings are so gorgeous!
Like the others, I love how your blog looks now!