Saturday, March 29, 2008

Disturbing dream

I know that everybody dreams, but I have never met anyone who has such bizzare dreams as I do. I think my brain gets bored at night and conjures these things up for entertainment.

However, sometimes he goes overboard and produces visions that are either scandalous or horrifying.

Last night, I had a confusing and complicated dream that had me back at my old job as a reporter, while still clinging to my current PR job. I did a bunch of odd things during the dream, involving bridges, looking for shoes and visiting a restaurant. Then the dream drew to a close with a very disturbing twist. I was supposed to investigate a building or a treasure deposit in a certain city and a child in the neighborhood showed me where it was.

She went in before me and was bitten by a poisonous snake. She expired right there and the last detail I remember before waking was calling the police.

I do not need or want dreams like this. Nor do I wish to be attacked by spectres of the night, be back in college failing a class that I forgot I signed up for, or to be trying to cross a busy street while my feet are glued to the ground.

What the heck kind of evolutionary advantage is there in a creature having recurrent nightmares? An early human screaming in the night would probably have been tracked down by some nocturnal predator.

6 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

LOL - if we were that evolved we wouldn't go around killing one another.
I think moving into the vernal equinox is hard on the body and brain. Many seem to be moody right now and/or sick. I had a nightmare myself a few days back and that is a rare occurrence - well that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :)

eastcoastdweller said...

Janice: Moving into the winter solstice is a lot harder!

Trisia said...

A treasure deposit? Investigating?

Hmmm...
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

:P

Sorry 'bout your nightmare tho'.

Chase March said...

I think dreams can be analyzed based on their images and content. Most of the time, they can be traced to things that you saw or thought about during the day.

Have you read Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams?

I don’t know if the dreams themselves serve any purpose but I think it might be our brains way of trying to make sense and organize our thoughts of the day.

I know that doesn’t help but I do have some strange dreams too. I dream pretty much every night as well. I don’t know if we will ever unravel the mystery of dreams.

eastcoastdweller said...

Trisia: I have it on good authority that Carmen ... is in Romania. In your house! And she just cut the phone line!

Chase: In this case, I actually did take a young child (my Niece) to see a place of treasure, natural treasure, the best kind, and I was surprised that some of the terrariums at this nature center contained poisonous snakes.

However, my Niece was never in any danger from them and our adventure happened the day after I'd had this dream.

Stranger and stranger.

Rebecca said...

Sorry for your bad dreams, ECD. I hardly ever remember my dreams, and it is probably just as well. The ones I DO remember are very disturbing.