I just love it when i wake up in the morning and my little girl is sitting there in bed next to me waiting for me to wake up so she can tell me about her latest dream. She was so excited about this one she could hardly wait. As soon as i opened my eyes she jumped over and said “Dad, let me tell you about my dream!” Well, who could resist? “I was sleeping, and then i woke up and went to the little table in the living room and there were fairies all over the table and they took me to fairy land and we played and had fun. And then i came home. And you had a room with an office.” “Oh, i had an office?” “Ya. We lived in a different house. A magic house with fairies. Can we move? Let’s go to the house store today”.
A few nights ago i put a pad of paper and a pen on the nightstand next to my bed and determined that i would write down some of my dreams so that i could recall them the next day. I can’t say for sure, but it seems that they’ve been rather interesting lately. Maybe they’ll give me good ideas for a short story. *shrug*Well, as the night progressed, i woke up a time or two and scribbled something on the pad of paper – i remember this quite clearly. When morning came, i woke up and picked up the pad of paper – eager to see what my subconscious had dreamed up over the course of the night. What grand adventures had I undertaken? My wife gave me a curious look as i cursed the paper held in my hands. Then she started to laugh as i showed her my nights efforts: a big fat blank piece of paper. All those scribbled notes were just imagined! Curse you dream scribe! Update:
Found a great comic that seemed quite pertinent: xkcd – 430
I ran across a great article explaining Lucid Dreaming – what they are, and how to have them. I have a friend named John who has been into dreams and dreaming for some time now. He even does several of the techniques listed in the article, and had gotten me interested in the topic about a year ago, but I fell out of the habit of recording my dreams. However, after reading the article i’m interested again, and have decided to keep a notebook by my bed to scribble down my dreams! I wonder what sorts of craziness will ensue..