Sunday Post: Follow Your Dreams

From Jakesprinter this week: Dreaming, form of mental activity, different from waking thought, that occurs during sleep. The nature of dream activity has been characterized by many clinical and laboratory studies. These studies show that dreams are more perceptual than conceptual: Things are seen and heard rather than thought. In terms of the senses, visual experience is present in almost all dreams; auditory experience in 40 to 50 percent; and touch, taste, smell, and pain in a relatively small percentage. A considerable amount of emotion is commonly present—usually a single, stark emotion such as fear, anger, or joy rather than the modulated emotions that occur in the waking state. Most dreams are in the form of interrupted stories, made up partly of memories, with frequent shifts of scene.
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I had to copy and paste the definition because I am finding that this Jakesprinter dude is pretty complex. There seems to be no black and white with him and his prompts leave much room for interpretation. I believe I am fairly literal and when at first I read the title “Follow Your Dreams” I thought as probably many people did, that it meant: to follow your goals, aspirations and passions; the dreams for your future. I could easily blog on that and I probably will sometime in the near future but I don’t think that is what this prompt calls for.

When I was a child I had a recurring dream about Mr. Magoo. He was my favorite cartoon character at the time (this was before Popeye) and in this dream I was falling, no floating down a very colorful shaft with Mr. Magoo. I could never catch him because he could not see my outstretched hand and he would go twirling by me with that infectious laugh that still makes me giggle. This wasn’t a bad dream in my memory because to me Mr. Magoo was so funny. It was a happy dream. I can remember having many dreams as a child in which I was floating. Sometimes I would see myself rise above my bed. They were very vivid dreams but not scary and I often realized I was dreaming. It’s been quite some time ago since I was a child and had a dreams like that so I have to think they must have been impressionable for me to be able to remember even bits and pieces of them.

Another time I dreamt I was bitten by a border collie. I think I may have had this dream more than once when I was about 5 or 6. Around the age of 10 or so I suddenly confused it with an actual happening. My parents had to convince me that I was never bit by a dog; any dog. We never did quite figure out what triggered that and for most of my life I have always been just a little taken back by a dog; any dog.

My most memorable recurring dream however is one that I first dreamt in my 30’s. The town that I live in is one of many that sit along the Shenandoah River. It’s a source of pride, beauty, and recreation for many of us. It is also the inspiration for this recurring dream.

I was out with friend’s canoeing when we came to a place in the side of the mountain that looked like a small cave. Normally I wouldn’t enter such a place but the river flowed into it and so we drifted inside. We weren’t in there very deep when it opened up into a kind of paradise. The sun shined brighter and the grass was greener. There were waterfalls and tropical birds flying about. I looked behind me to see where we had come from but the tunnel seemed to have disappeared.

The beauty and opulence of this new place was so alluring I ignored any instinct that would alert me to the fact that I may not be able to go home again.

My friends and I played in the waters of this beautiful paradise until night threatened us. We then boarded our canoes and headed back toward the cave. The tunnel appeared and we paddled inside. We returned to our starting point and headed home.

I have had this dream or a variation of it several times over the years and at one point actually looked for the cave. It could be out there or it could be just a dream.

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