Wow look at that…I sucessfully post for all of November and then I leave you all hanging for several days. Figures. More on that later! Andrea posted about several recurring dreams she has. I too have several recurring dreams…and of course I decided that I have to share. Also note that these recurring dreams are not related to my anxeity dreams I was having about moving. Now that I have been in my new office for quite awhile I am all settled in and those dreams went right away.
Recurring Dream Number 1- The Redwood Picnic Table. This seems to be the dream I have had the longest. The dream never changes. I am at a barbecue at my paternal grandparents house. I am in the backyard and its a nice sunny day. I get tired and decide to take a nap. Instead of going inside I decide to lay on the bench part of their redwood picnic table to nap. When I wake up I am no longer in my grandparents backyard so I roll off the bench so that I can stand up and figure out where I am…unfortunately I rolled off the side and am now free falling down a cliff. I always wake up before I hit bottom.
Recurring Dream Number 2- The Highway 101 from North Main Onramp. This dream is probably the one I have had second longest. I am in a car. Sometimes I am driving sometimes I am a passenger. I am never in the car alone. There is usually someone with me. Sometimes its my parents. Sometimes its BFM. We need to get on the highway so I take the North Main onramp. While on the onramp at somepoint either the onramp turns into a rollercoaster (this happens most often) and I am no longer in control of the car because its a rollercoaster. Sometimes the road just has really big holes in it or the main part of the onramp is missing.
Recurring Dream Number 3- The Teeth. Almost everything in this dream is different each time with the exception that at some point during the dream my teeth are crumbling away. Not just falling out mind you- but they are actually more like crumbling and desintegrating in my mouth. This is one of my more vivid dreams as I can usually FEEL the gritty teeth particles in my mouth. My dad says thats probably because I am grinding my teeth. I mentioned this to my dentist and he said that my teeth look pretty good with no indication that I am a habitual grinder. I personally blame this dream on my orthodontist as a late teen who was very much insistent that your teeth would rot away to nothing if you didn’t brush properly with braces on.
Recurring Dream Number 4- The Revocation. During this dream I always find out that I didn’t really graduate. Sometimes I find out that I didn’t graduate high school. Sometimes I find out I didn’t graduate college. Nearly always I am just one class or unit short of the degree and have found out because I went back to the school to get a copy of my diploma for whatever reason. They usually immediately enroll me in the class I need to graduate and I spend the rest of the dream wandering around campus looking for the class.
There is one more recurring dream that thankfully my brain decided to retire…a long long time ago. And that is probably a good thing.
(Retired) Recurring Dream Number 5- The Duck Pond. In this dream I am always by a gorgeous lush pond surrounded by all kinds of trees and such. On the pond there are always ducks. Adult ducks and baby ducks. White ducks and yellow chicks and mallards with gorgeous green heads. Sometimes there are even a couple of swans swimming around my duck pond. At some point I reach out to touch one of the ducks or swans (I am usually in a little paddle boat but sometimes I am onshore) and when I do I fall in and am instantly drenched. I would wake up at this point because I wet the bed. I always had this dream right before I would wet the bed as a child. I remember being probably about 4 or 5 and helping my mom change my sheets and telling her how I would always be dreaming of ducks when I had an accident. She told me that maybe I needed to learn to wake up when I see the ducks in my dreams and go to the bathroom. I am just thankful I haven’t dreamed of the duck pond anymore. It would be quite embarrassing at my age.