Dreams are very strange. I always have the weirdest dreams and I usually remember them. I also wonder if they have any meaning behind them. It’s interesting to think that your dreams could mean something about yourself. A lot of people claim it’s because of something you ate or didn’t eat before bed, which could be true. But others believe it’s all a subconscious thing.
I haven’t had any interesting or strange dreams in a while, which usually makes me sad. I love having weird dreams, especially when I wake up in the morning and remember them. I like to lay in bed for a while after waking and just think about it. What could it mean? Or am I just putting way too much thought into it?
The one aspect of dreams that I think is the most intriguing is Lucid Dreaming. This is when you’re asleep and you know you’re asleep. If you have a lot of practice with lucid dreaming you can inevitably go and do whatever you want. Yes, you might automatically think of the movie Inception, but I have been intrigued with this concept well before Inception came into theaters.
When I was in grade school I read this series called The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones. In the first book the character Cat lucid dreams every night. Well, I guess his is more like astral projection, but it made me interested in lucid dreaming.
I have had little experiences with lucid dreaming. There are times in a dream where I suddenly realize that I’m dreaming and I’ll say it out loud. This is always good and bad. I like that I realize I’m dreaming, but usually once I realize it I wake up. Which stinks. But not all the time. Once I saved this dream kid from being crushed by a T-Rex as it smashed through my grandparents house. It was pretty epic. Other times I realize I’m dreaming because of a sense of familiarity. I’ll look around myself and say, “I’ve been here before.” Then I can remember when the last time was that I’ve been there and what happened.
The title of this post comes from the painting by Salvador Dali that goes by the same title. It is also used in dredg’s album El Cielo.