I haven’t had decent memorable dreams lately, despite KNOWING I’ve dreamed.
I got a huge sunburn yesterday and slept 11 hours overnight, so that helped a little.
I was working in a school with a labyrinth of off-white halls. I remember feeling like I was going to pass out/extreme case of vertigo / a “heavy head” feeling that I’ve only experienced in another dream that was about being someplace I was not supposed to be. The previous dream was about time travel.
There was a design on the floor of the school hallway – a half circle that was dark gray. I thought I’d use that as a landmark and go exploring so I can map out the place in my head. I struggled over to a hallway to my left and found two unisex restrooms. I remember looking to see if it were men’s or women’s and the sign only read, “Open.”
There was a part of he dream where I met a teacher and tried to ignore vertigo as I introduced myself and got to know them.
Another part of my dream, I was struggling designing something for a class and was going to make a “quick quiz” only to find that there was one already. There was a strange part where someone masked out lines on a dark blue pamphlet and I assumed I was to color in the exposed areas with this yellow/beige color.
I remember Sean asking me for a ride on a day I was going to be busy (a Tuesday), but said yes because there was time. Then Matt asked me for a ride or something and I remember having to think if I could help them both out AND get to the scheduled meetings on time. Matt was acting weird in the dream – as if he was acting as a character in some story he was writing – and gave me a message, but didn’t reveal everything about the plot. I also remember playing with some kind of black collapsible plastic box with three compartments as I spoke with him.
I gave Sean a ride (unexpected) following day in waking life.
Finally had a memorable dream.
I have had dreams all week, but forget them upon waking or they have been REALLY boring (like the one where I get frustrated with the “picture” button on my remote control and how none of the four settings actually fits my needs).
Last night, I had a dream that goes with a possible random sci-fi plot idea about dreaming. It was a dream that “explained” to the character (played by me) that she couldn’t remember the dreams because she was part of some government program that she wasn’t supposed to remember, but her dream blogging has included too many things that were from the program.
Some scenes that she was supposed to forget:
Another dream I remember was about being in/pushing a cart in Appalachia somewhere. If it wasn’t for the Ohio-shaped state route signs, it could have been another state. I remember a sign for State Route 90. I kept having issues riding the cart down the steep hills to propel me up the next. I found out that there was an electrical component to the carts to help get the cart up the hills.
There was a part where I was looking around near some train tracks. The lights started flashing and the arms started going down. I didn’t want to be on that side of the tracks for a long time, so I pushed the cart across just in time to avoid getting hit by the train. I remember seeing the shadows of winter trees through the shadows of the train. I wanted to find a way to record it.
There was another part about missing some appointment (from a paper invitation with lavender and pink elements) that had to do something with Hawaii (I questioned how I’d afford that). Charlie* was somehow connected. There was also a fuzzy cyan chair in it.
* Name was changed.
Out of all the dreams I had last night, I remember the last one where I was in a classroom and the teacher said, “Now, don’t be like this guy…”
Then, a YouTube video started to play / become the dream. It showed an ’80s show where the main character guy was cheating on his test or slacking somehow. I remember thinking he was good-looking for a 1980s guy (think Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future).
There was another scene where he was in a fenced back yard and was handed a yellow carbon copy of some transaction record and he used a stamp machine to add fake numbers, etc. to it. At the same time, he was on the phone trying to get around knowing a password to gain access to someone’s bank information. The bank associate on the other end did not sound completely convinced.
I only remember fragments…
I just remember flashes from last night and they were related to an end of the world story I’m working on.
I remember waking up next to Axel* on a sleeping bag on the floor of a house. I remember wearing a light-colored military camouflage jacket that didn’t fit – it was way too big. I remember I wore it only because it was cold (my story starts in the fall/winter) and I assumed the jacket was made for warmth and waterproof. Normally, I’d wear something more fitted and easier to move in.
Note: Axel is not in the story I’m working on, but I think about how if the world would end, I hope he survives. If I survive, I would totally team up with him…if he doesn’t kill me first.
* Name has been changed.