Monday, December 17, 2007

I've Got Dreeeeeeeams, Dreeeeeeeams To Remember...

So this post got me in the writing about dreams mood.

I have a recurring dream with a similar theme. It's never exactly the same, but there are always certain elements in there. Usually, I'm in high school or some sort of school setting. It seems high school-ish, because sometimes I have to go to some kind of office and ask for my schedule. When I ask for it, people are milling all about on their way to the first day of class. I'm panicked, because I know I have a full schedule, but I never know what it is, or where I'm supposed to be. And I always know that I’m taking a history class, and what's funny about these dreams is that they seem to revolve around this supposed history class: I’ve either never been to it, or I’ve only been a handful of times, so I know I have to talk with the teacher and figure out how to still get an A in the class. Also, there’s always a huge paper due in a few days, and I never know exactly when it’s due or what it’s on, and I put it off and put it off. I've never actually spoken with the teacher in my dreams, so I always have this sense of "YOU'RE GOING TO FAIL THIS CLASS...AAAAAAHHHHH!!!" I end up running around the hallways knowing that I'm supposed to be in class, but never knowing where or when. For those of you who went to my HS, in my dream somehow I know that the history class is on the second floor at the back of the school, which is where I had all four of my history classes.

Now, you may be asking yourself, what does this mean? I don't know, except that I think it's odd that a history class seems to be central in these dreams. I like history, sure, but I'm not a history buff by any means. I like art and languages more. So, I dunno.

I've also had a couple of dreams where I feel like I'm falling, and I sit bolt upright, suddenly awake and breathing really hard, like I've really fallen off a cliff or something. But it's been awhile since I've had one of those. Anyone else got any weird and/or recurring dreams?



dan said...

I have also often had dreams where I'm on my first day of school somewhere (it's been at NOHS or at UC various times I've had the dream) and I don't have my schedule.

So I'm heading around to the office or whatever trying to find my schedule so that I can go to class

Good times...

Carolyn said...

I often have restless dreams. Odd things happening, stressful situations. I wake up feeling like, "What the heck is going on around here!!??" I just wanna know if anything can happen in my dreams why can't I have a totally awesome and relaxing dream....just once...please?? It would be great to dream I was on a relaxing vacation in some beautiful place. No one is chasing me, my kids aren't getting lost, I'm not falling off high things. Is that asking too much of my brain??!!

Oh, also I frequently have dreams involving people that I don't know really well. Such as people from church or random neighbors. When I wake up, I always wonder if these random folks are showing up in my dreams, then WHO IS DREAMING ABOUT ME!!?? yikes.