Monday, January 28, 2013

Is this real life?

Hey all bloggers, who probably won't read this!

I know it's been a while, but recording my lengthy dreams on a daily or weekly basis is surprisingly time consuming. I don't have the time! I know it's a lame excuse, but whatever! I just wanted to post about how lately I feel like I'm living in two realities at once. Like my last post, I'm having trouble with dream and reality.

Which is which?

 I have a firm grasp on my waking life, but throughout the day my dreams try to fight their way to the surface. Just a moment ago, I was looking at a reading for class when all of a sudden images from my dreams just popped into my head. It was like I could see the reading and my dream in the same instance. It's hard to focus because I have two images in my head at once. I often have to grasp my head to focus my attention back on the actual physical part of my waking life and push the dream back. These aren't daydreams, but rather memories of my sleeping life.

I understand that for the most part dreams are a way for the mind to sort through daily activities and such. Which yes, my dreams definitely do that. For example, my car has been telling me I need to add washer fluid. In a dream I had recently, some old man replaced my washer fluid while I was stopped at a gas station. Last night, I was on my way home (waking life) and I needed to use my washer fluid. Then as I'm looking at the road the memory of this dream hits me so hard that I really thought it happened. It felt like someone was forcefully pushing the memory on me trying to convince me it was real. It took a surprising amount of time to realize that my washer fluid was still low. I wasn't completely convinced until I looked down and my car told me to fill my washer fluid.

My cousin worries about my dreaming, which worries me. There have been cases of people falling in the love with their dream world that they stay asleep, and basically put themselves in a comatose state. I don't want that to be me!

Sorry for the scared rant, but this has been getting worse.  I don't really know what to do about it!

1 comment:

The Fantasy World said...

Nina - as a fellow dreamer and denizen of fantasy, I believe that your fears are unfounded. The line between reality and surreality, that you're experiencing, shows me that your mind retains the most important thing of all: an imagination. Without that sense of wonder and the ability to think outside the possible, nothing would improve. Maybe the reason you remember these vivid dreams during the day is because your mind is telling you to never stop dreaming.

If dreams come true, there must be a place where both exist.

Now, if you think I'm a raving lunatic, so be it, but I don't think you will easily comatose to stay in the dreamworld. You're not one to lay down and let the surreal take over. The Nina I know takes things head on, conquering all challenges with an unequivocal resolution to succeed! Who, may I ask, had the dream of running a half marathon? And who crossed the finish line?