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Thursday, March 14, 2019

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream by Bea Tifton

In one of my all-time favorite shows, “As Time 
 Goes By”, Lionel often wakes himself out of a sound nap while saying something odd. I laugh every time I see this, because you see, I do much the same thing. I wake myself up talking in my sleep. Last week I said, “I just don’t want to eat the calamari.”
The weirdest thing I’ve ever said was, “We don’t need a flying toaster.”

Ah, dreams. Some we remember, some frighten us, and some slip away as we wake. But what are dreams? The short answer is, scientists aren’t sure. Some say that dreams are our subconscious mind’s way of working things out, but some say they are merely random synapses creating pictures.  Most of us have heard the folk belief that if a deceased loved one appears in our dreams, they are stopping in to check on us. 
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Do your dreams feature specific things when you are experiencing certain things in your waking life? Recurring images or symbols? Many people believe in dream analysis, a way of looking at our dreams to figure out what is or what is going to be really happening.  I looked up a few. The dream dictionaries sometimes vary about the same things in detail or in meaning, but here are a few examples of dream symbolism.

Seeing snakes. If you dream about snakes in your dreams, the general consensus is that you're  worried or facing a situation in your life that threatens your peace of mind or well-being. 

Being naked in a room of dressed people. You are feeling particularly vulnerable or fear being found out about something. You could fear being misjudged. You might feel unprepared for something. 

Being able to fly. You may feel a new sense of freedom and optimistic about your future. 

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Having a flying toaster. You’re just weird. No other explanation. You don’t need a flying toaster. (Okay,  I couldn't actually find this one in the dream dictionary.)

Do you ever have odd dreams? What do you think they mean? Leave your comments below.


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  1. I, too, have woken myself up by talking in my sleep, but not about flying toasters -- that's just weird. Love your posts, enjoy the humor.

    1. I know, right? And I *still* haven't found one in real life. Thanks for your comment.

  2. I used to dream about snakes but haven't in years. If I dream about them tonight I'm holding you responsible. LOL

    1. I thought about posting a picture of a snake but decided that would be too scary. So, it could have been worse! Thanks for your comment.

  3. My brother says that sometimes he knows he’s dreaming, so he’ll start flying or doing other superhuman things. I’ve never been able to do that!

  4. That's a pretty cool trick. I can't do that, either. I could make toast in my dreams. ;) Thanks for commenting.

  5. What does it mean to have a dream and meet people you don't know in real life? This scares the heck out of me, since it occurs on a regular basis and makes me feel like I've been reincarnated from another life. LOL Great post!

  6. You probably have a good memory for faces. You may have seen people on TV, the grocery store, etc. and not even registered that. Or, you knew them in a previous life. ;) Could be.... Thanks for your comment.


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