Oh the fascinating things that dreams are! What a great and intriguing conversation topic to cover with your friends. You can even turn to this topic numerous times because, guess what? People dream all the time!
What kind of dreamer are you? Have you ever thought about that? People all around you dream differently and have aspects of a dream that are different from others. I think today we shall pass over some neat questions to ask yourself.
Alright. Well. First of all, we have to cover the broadest spectrum. There are people who remember their dreams and others who don’t. For those who don’t, I feel very, very sad for you. Oh, and there are people who claim they don’t have dreams. I’m sorry to disappoint you but, yes, everyone dreams. You just don’t remember them. (This goes for those of you who “don’t daydream” too! Don’t lie to us! There are people out there who even daydream/dream for around 90% of their lives.) Anyway, this post will be mostly aimed at those who do remember their dreams, or for people who don’t remember them but want to know about dreaming. I don’t feel like going scientific on you today so, if you want that kind of information, Wikipedia it or something. You don’t need a blog for that.
Ok, here’s a huge cut off in dreams. People who dream of everyday, normal things, and those of us (heh heh… including me) who dream supernatural, crazy stuff (Woot awesome imaginations!). Anyway, the “Everyday Dreamers”, as I will call them, will dream of things like falling asleep in class, getting ready for school/work in the morning, or going to the coffee shop and making a friend with that person you see there every day. Sorry, but this sounds rather boring to me, no offense. You see, I’m one of what I call “Extraordinary Dreamers”. These people dream up things like being thrown a football while climbing up a hill then being chased by a moose, or having a friend with blue skin and the face of a cat who is with you in a robotic building. Strange stuff that can’t happen.
These are things that can be applied to either type of dreamer:
Vividness: This is in our “seeing” perception in our dreams. Either things are clear-cut and detailed, or you see them as outlines, or like you need glasses. I understand that the types of vividness can be mixed in one dream, or some of your dreams can be clear and others are blurry. Personally, on a regular dream average, I find that some objects are clear as a bell, others are slightly blurred, and I can’t normally see details on people’s faces. In other words, I can’t see people’s eyes. Strange. Anyway, “vividness” can also be applied to memory. I sometimes mix up events from a dream (the non-supernatural ones) with my actual memories. This is frustrating. Also, it’s cool when a random clear scene pieces into your dream (and doesn’t fit -_-) and happens in real life the next day so you feel psychic. I love that feeling!
Sound: Can you “hear” sound in your dreams? Or are they just thoughts running through like, “There was a noise over there” but it didn’t actually count as “sound”. I’m sure you catch my drift? I have a hard time explaining this because I don’t here “sound” in my dreams normally. On the rare occasion, or just randomly, yes, but hardly ever. I have that thought thing going on. I know the people I talked to said something, and I know what they said, but I don’t hear their voice. Background noise is also very rarely present. What do you have? Can you “hear”?
Feel: Can you feel things in your dreams? If you trip, can you feel the pain? If water is sprinkling on you, can you feel the cold, wet sensation? Or do you just know that it happened? That it touched you?
Color: I have heard that the general population dreams in black and white, not color. What?? I don’t think that’s right, but maybe it’s because I dream in color. Do you dream in black and white? Comment below, I really want to find out…
Point of View: Are you yourself in your dream? I know people who watch themselves during a dream; like they’re watching a movie. There are others who see themselves as another character and pass themselves and follow them around. I know sometimes I dream I am someone, or something, else. Who are you?
I’m not going to put taste down. You get the picture. That and I’ve never eaten in a dream before from what I remember.
Ask yourself. Ask your friends. It’s very fascinating. Dream on!
If you work during the day, are in school, or have to wake up early you’ll understand me in this post. So far this summer I haven’t gotten many chances to sleep in. I’ve had to run here and there and everywhere; being my normal busy, sleep-deprived self. For you out there in a similar situation you must understand the bliss and warmth experienced upon getting that one day to sleep in long and well, especially if you haven’t in a while.
This weekend I think I may have experienced my first “sleep-in” since the summer started. Don’t these times make you feel awesome? Picture it if you will:
You roll over from your comfortable mass of sheets and pillows to a warm, sunlit room with a feeling of groggy refreshment. You open your eyes to see the glowing red letters on your clock or to hear a parent saying that it’s past eleven. If you’re lucky, you may even reach twelve or one. You close your eyes one last time to say goodbye to that great dream and slowly slide out of bed. Does that feel awesome or what? Next time you sleep in, think how so many people had to get up bright and early and trudge on their daily duties while you got to stay in your warm cocoon. Lucky you