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Sweet Dreams

  1. May 8, 2005 #1
    This is a thread to share any lovely or interesting dreams you can remember.
    The other night I had a dream that the world was about to end. Me and all my loved ones rowed down this river on big logs, one person per log, and the water was completely black cos it was so clear and deep and still. Then we climbed a big green hill and there was a little black stone pub at the top with a nice-old-man landlord and we got drinks and sat on the hill and watched the world die. It was one of the best dreams I've ever had, it felt like a big adventure at first and then it felt really nice and peaceful and everyone was really happy and excited, and it was all really vivid. It was lovely. Last night I dreamt about cheese pigs. Perhaps I'll share that one later. :biggrin:
     
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  3. May 8, 2005 #2

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    Is that pigs made out of cheese, or people who eat too much cheese? :confused:
     
  4. May 8, 2005 #3
    Pigs that hunt cheese for sport. I have a varied psyche : )
     
  5. May 8, 2005 #4
    GEEZE OH PEATS, HIDE THE CHEESE! THE CHEESE PIGS ARE COMMING!

    I had a dream where a old dog I had came to talk to me, told me all kinds of doggy secrets. I woke up laughing.
     
  6. May 8, 2005 #5

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    I've got to hear this one!!! So is the cheese sentient? Does the cheese get a fair head start?

    Most of my dreams are more like feature length films with plots and sub plots and I am the director. They make perfect sense awake and could be films, or books. (I need to start writing them down) Except the fish with feathers dream. I was only a small child though and it's boring. :rolleyes:

    Not as much fun as cheese pigs though.
     
  7. May 8, 2005 #6
    It wasn't sentient, I think I'd've worried about it if it was and wouldn't've enjoyed the dream so much. Poor scared cheese... :cry: It was one of those dreams that you sort of watch rather than are in. 'Cheese-pigging' was sort of like an adventure sport with a league, and the dream followed this family of four who had red, green and blue cheese pigs and they were really high up in the league. An old woman gave them a yellow cheese pig that was the best cheese pig in all the land, and was famed for it's speed in tracking down the most sort-after kinds of cheese, like cheddar and brie. Once they set the yellow cheese pig to work, the dream got really weird. This strange tinky-tink, game-showish music started playing and all these charts and graphs scrolled past, showing things like how much parmasan each cheese pig had found, or all the different types of cheese the yellow cheese pig had found, in bar charts and pie charts and line of best fit graphs, it was really odd. I never wondered about why the cheese needed hunting, I wish I had, there's a big hole in the narrative :grumpy:
     
  8. May 8, 2005 #7

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    OMG!!!! :rofl: :rofl: This is the best dream I've ever heard!!! I love the charts!! :rofl:
     
  9. May 8, 2005 #8
    I had a dream that I died once.

    I was dressed like I was about to go out somewhere important, but I was painting a second story room. The paint looked kind of grey to me but I had the feeling it was supposed to be white. I remember looking out the window and I saw a dead tree. The tree used to have 3 main branches that all split off the same point of the trunk. Somebody had cut all the branches right at the level of the window. I remember thinking "Why would someone cut all the limbs off this tree and leave the trunk sitting in front of the window?"

    Relatives and friends started coming in. I looked at my clothes and realized I had paint on me. The paint was the same color as my clothes and nobody could see it, but I could feel that it was there. Then, for no particular reason, I laid down in this shiny silver box with glass windows. A red light came from inside the box and I sat up without opening the box. There was a pile of ashes in the box.

    There was an uncertain period of time and everyone left except my best friend. He looked upset. I thought about moving closer and I did. It wasn't a feeling like walking. It was like gliding. Then I realized that I was dead and I told my friend not to worry. I don't think he heard me. I started to go up to the white cieling and was feeling very happy. Then I suddenly stopped and became afraid. I went back into the silver box and the light turned green. Then I was alive again.
     
  10. May 8, 2005 #9

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    That's creepy/scary!!! :yuck:
     
  11. May 8, 2005 #10
    It's the only time I ever remember dying in a dream. It really didn't feel creepy at the time. It was more curiousity that I felt rather than an emotional response.
     
  12. May 8, 2005 #11
    I had this dream once that I was in the kitchenware section of a department store buying knives and the shop assistant said 'try this one, they're really sharp' and then sliced the side of my head with it. I treid to stop the bleeding but it was coming out too fast and was all gloopy in my hand and I had to throw globs of it on the floor, so I resigned myself to my fate and just as I was about to die, this voice over came on and said 'Or you could have died like this....' Then I woke up thank god so I never got to see how else I could've died. It was the most sinister thing in the whole world.
     
  13. May 8, 2005 #12

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    Where's that nutburger Freud when we need him?
     
  14. May 8, 2005 #13
    Dreams are so odd. I don't know if that is frightening or hilarious. The experience would be frightening, but if I was to read that story in some tabloid inbetween the lizard boy who roams the Florida swamps and Jennifer Lopez's abduction by aliens, then I would find it hilarious. Thankfully, they are just dreams.
     
  15. May 8, 2005 #14
    I wish that cheese pigs were real. Ooh, I just remembered another one where there were all these cooked chickens on spit roasts and I was watching them turn when someone whispered 'they're alive' in my ear and then every now and then one of the chickens' legs would twitch, or a chest would heave or something, it was horrid. :bugeye:
     
  16. May 8, 2005 #15
    me too ! few times. Only imagine how happy was I when I woke up !
    my last bizzare dream was, I have been chased by Alien monster ( from the movie Alien ) in a chocolate factory and there were big metal containers of chocolate pieces and I instead of running away sat there and ate chocolate, :confused:
     
  17. May 8, 2005 #16
    Here!
    A few things about this dream suggest to me that it was precipitated by some waking rumination about what it would be like to die in a car accident.
    According to Freud we often dream the end of the dream first, then go back to the beginning and dream to the middle. Huckleberry could get some insight into all these images by wrting down a list of what each element reminds him of. What does painting in good clothes remind him of? The tree in front of the window, etc.
    This all sounds like the funeral of someone killed in a car (silver box with glass windows = car, but also, here, ash-containing coffin). Red light is stop light/brake light, and in general, death (Stop! Proceed No Further!)
    This all seems to mean something like this about your attitude to death: that it is probably more painful for loved ones and friends than for the person who dies. You give yourself the "greenlight" to live, more to avoid upsetting those around you, than from any fear of death.

    I would bet that this dream was precipitated in part by some incident where you sensed some great fear of death on the part of your best friend (a subject that arose with some mention of death in a car accident?) that you weren't able to discuss with him. It is a scenario in which you try unsuccessfully, to comfort him, and perhaps yourself, too, about the thought of death.
     
  18. May 8, 2005 #17
    A woman dreams about a visit to her aunt's house where she must constantly avoid razors and knives that are sticking out of the walls everywhere. Her therapist figures out that these are the "cutting remarks" the woman has mentioned her aunt is constantly making, and which bother her very much.

    Dreams images are often surreal visual manifestations of verbal phrases, turns of speech, idioms.
     
  19. May 8, 2005 #18
    Robert Louis Stevenson dreampt all his books in just this very way.
     
  20. May 8, 2005 #19

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    I had a weird dream the other day (probably related to posting that story about the ex-boyfriend in the other thread since he was in it). He and I were running from something together, across the tops of buildings. We lept to a ladder bolted to the roof to climb down, and the bolts gave way and we began to plummet toward the pavement below. I felt that awful free-fall feeling of your gut trying to get out your throat, and I just knew we weren't going to survive the fall and a calm came over me, hoping it would just be quick and painless. I grabbed him close, and just before we hit the ground, I told him, "I love you." We slammed into the ground together, rolled a few times, still tightly clinging together, laid there stunned for a few moments, and then realized we were still alive and somehow unharmed.

    It was just so weird because I always wake up before I hit the ground when I fall in dreams...I didn't know I'd just roll and be okay. :tongue2:
     
  21. May 8, 2005 #20

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    Wait, wait, before zooby interprets my dream, I can share my own interpretation! I fell in love with him. :rofl: :rofl:
     
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