Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dreams


I have been known to have some very strange dreams.  Very strange.  They are usually colorful and vivid, so I remember them pretty well.  I have a few reoccurring dreams, and I have even been known to sleepwalk!  I thought I would share with you some of my all time favorite weird dreams.

The Walking Stick Dream:  When I was in 1st or 2nd grade, I dreamed that a large stick was walking around town.  Not only did this stick have skinny stick arms and legs, but a very mean face.  He had amassed a small stick army that was marching behind him in perfect unison.  As they walked, the stick army grew in numbers. As the big, mean stick and his minions came marching down the street, people were running and screaming in fear.  I asked someone why people were so afraid of a silly stick, and I was told that if he touched a human, the human would turn to stone forever.  I panicked and started screaming and running too.  No matter which street I turned down, there was the mean stick and his army slowly marching toward me.  That's the end.  Sort of a scary one, really.

The Snake Wrangling Dream: A few years ago, I dreamed that my parents, Mike, Hannah and Leah, and I were all eating in a restaurant totally made of glass.  You could not only see out the huge glass windows, but also the ceiling was glass and the floor too.  Outside you could see all kinds of wild animals walking around- tigers, bears, alligators, peacocks, etc.  As we were enjoying our dinner, we looked down and were surprised to see a large boa constrictor snaking its way around the floor. It was yellow and white and looked like the snake Britney Spears infamously wore wrapped around her shoulders at some music awards show a few years ago. My mom and my kids and even Mike jumped on the table in fear.  But my dad turned into Crocodile Dundee and jumped on the snake's back and somehow hypnotized it into submission and led it out the door to the applause of everyone in the restaurant.

The Asparagus Dream: (*Disclaimer:  I hate asparagus!)  I think I was in junior high when I dreamed that my mom and I were driving down a highway when a sudden rainstorm came upon us.  It was raining so hard that we could barely see out of the windshield because the wipers couldn't keep up with the downpour.  We pulled over to the side of the road and the wind picked up.  Suddenly, it became clear to us that a tornado was fast approaching, so we did the logical thing and went to hide in what we thought was a large cornfield off in the near distance.  As we got closer to the field, we realized that it was not corn, but giant stalks of asparagus growing out of the ground.  At this point the wind picked up significantly, so we crouched down beneath the stalks.  As the tornado passed over us, we were tossed and rolled around among the slimy, drippy, smelly asparagus.  When it was over, I was covered in asparagus goo.

So what about you?  Have any strange dreams lately?

Moon photo from here

4 comments:

Rachel said...

one word for your dreams: awesome!

affectioknit said...

What fun reading your dreams...I remember my big brother had a recurring dream that involved a tire a pin and a balloon...I bet he still talks about it...

~Have a lovely day!

Maria Rose said...

I too have very vivid dreams. Last night I had a dream about my baby. I was in a theater and someone touched my pregnant stomach and it began to glow with a golden glow and then I could see her inside of me. I could see that she was healthy and well, it was reassuring.

Susan Struck said...

Ha! The asparagus dream really pleased me... of course, I love asparagus.