Monday, 21 April 2008

Dreams

Last night, I had a baffling dream. I had to leave for a business trip in Paris and I was not the slightest bit prepared. Just as I was about to start packing, I had a tummyache and spent an hour in the toilet. The plane was about to take off and I was still at home, looking for my passport and wondering what I should pack. I was frantic.

Fast forward... I was at the airport but I wasn't allowed to board without my boarding pass. I was upset. Why wasn't I given one at the check-in counter? Then I woke up with a start.

I often wonder why our dreams leave us bewildered and panic striken. For years, I dreamt of exams and how I would sit there sweating because I was so ill-prepared. Sometimes I even forgot my schoolbag or school attire. It could even be something outrageous like going to school without clothes.

Many people, including Sigmund Freud, have studied about dreams and given lengthly explanations and interpretations.

I, for one, never bother to analyse my dreams. I think dreams are simply a manisfestation of what we have seen, experienced or thought of during our daily lives.

Dreams can be meaningful or meaningless. Some people have recurring dreams. Others enjoy dreaming so much their dreams can continue night after night like a story.

If I were to read my dream correctly, it's time I go on a vacation. Plus, I shouldn't eat too much or I'll end up with a tummyache.

What are you dreaming about my friends?

8 comments:

J@n!ce said...

Can you believe that I actually dreamt of my late brother last month. In the dream, he told me to do some prayers in May. I woke up in shock & relate the story to my mum.

I hope he is fine over the other side :)

Blur Ting said...

Hi Jan, maybe that was his way of staying in touch with you and telling you all is well.

The World According to Me said...

That is so bizarre, that you should write a post about your dream last night, as I dreamt about your blog and mother hens blog last night!

Janice, I hope you don't mind me replying to you through Blurs blog. My brother died when I was 17 and I often dream about him. As Blur says, I think it's their way of reaching out to us and letting us know that they are still around.
I know you don't know me, but if you ever want to talk about it, please feel free to visit my blog or email me.

Blur Ting said...

Hi World, it's bizarre indeed. I often dream about the blogs that I read. It's probably not too surprising since we read about the blogger's life, thoughts etc on a daily basis.

And thanks for sharing with Janice. Her brother passed away recently after a bout of illness. It was very sad.

JYankee said...

oooh..all my dreams have been about work....! blah!

Amel's Realm said...

Ahhhh...Once in a while my recurring dream is about visiting Indo, but for some reason I haven't bought the return ticket and I have no money left to buy it. I become SO sad 'coz I'm separated with my hubby again he he he he...

fishwithoutbicycle said...

I rarely have dreams I remember, but if I am really stressing about work I have very vivid ones. Hopefully you will have sweet dreams from now on ;-)

The Real Mother Hen said...

I always dream of being a superwoman scaring husband to death... wait, I have already done that without any super power! :)