Thursday, May 22, 2008

Strange Dreams

I've been having strange dreams lately. Well, only two that I can remember so far, but that's a lot for me since I rarely remember my dreams. Last night I had a dream in which I was at home (it wasn't really my house, but in the dream it was) and there were snakes slithering around and then hiding, so Peter couldn't catch any of them. They were all fairly big, and one of them in particular was huge. It was such a scary dream. I'm pretty sure I know the reason for this one--a few days ago there was a little snake in our house and it was kind of traumatizing for me.

Then today I was exhausted, so I fell asleep this afternoon and woke up in the middle of a dream in which I was teaching my Primary class, only it was at another church I'd never seen before with a group of kids who I didn't know (but in the dream I did know the kids and it was my usual church). Someone was doing a puppet through a hole in the floor, and they were making the puppet give me an attitude. Um, okay. Dreams can be so strange with their funny, random little details and how they warp the familiar with the unfamiliar. They're like little movies that play in our minds, made by our brain power, our memories, our fears, and whatever else it is that goes into them. I guess they're just another one of the interesting things that our minds are capable of doing!

2 comments:

Alyson said...

I love dreams and wondering where on earth did I come up with that? Sometimes I'm quite disturbed by myself!

jaredandmatisse said...

Poor “Dream Peter”! I bet it wasn’t fun catching those scary snakes. I love talking about dreams. I think it is so interesting! I wish there was more conclusive research about why exactly we dream. There are so many different theories about dreams and I wish the scientific world could settle on one so I could analyze mine more confidently! I also have very vivid dreams. Sometimes my dreams are clairvoyant and sometimes they are DEAD WRONG.
P.S. I sent your pretty rose platter home with Peter. Sorry it took so long to get it back to you.