Well, as long as sleep is now the new sex, I thought I’d tap into what actually happens when most of us sleep: we dream.
Not all of us, I suppose. An old boyfriend of mine used to maintain that he dreamt mostly in images: he’d be standing out in the middle of a field or perched atop a mountain.
“Huh?” I thought. “You mean you don’t dream that someone’s chasing you around your kitchen table with a knife?”
Not only are my dreams hopelessly plot-driven and transparent, they are also recurrent. There are four or five dreams that I must have at least once a month. Every time, I wake up bathed in sweat. But once I began to reflect upon these dreams and analyze them more closely, I realized that they are all – in one way or another – telltale dreams of adulthood.
On the off-chance that you’ve had them – or similar recurrent dreams – I present them here so that we can all get a better handle on our collective demons:
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Image: Realm of Dreams via PublicDomainPictures.net
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