I awoke earlier than usual on a Saturday, from a dream that left tracings of a smile of my lips. Of course, because it’s a dream, it’s only remembered in parts. I’ve had few dreams in which I could remember every detail. Sadly, this isn’t one of the few.
In this particular dream, I was on a date with a current friend I don’t recall personally meeting. Where ever we were, it must’ve been a type of lounge because it was intimate and dark. Whatever he was doing, he must’ve been doing it well because he was making me smile. I remember sitting close to him, talking and laughing. Then I remember dancing with him. A slow dance, arms embraced, our heads close together. That’s when the kiss happened. While the tunes tapered off, our lips quickened to meet. And then I woke up.
WHAT THE HELL? I know, I know, but I can’t help how dreams are. Or how Life is for that matter. Because the same day, I laid down for a nap and experienced the exact opposite. In my nightmare, I was in bed, but couldn’t move, not even to open my eyes. As I struggled to gain control of my body, I could hear voices and a drawer opening and closing. After repeating The Lord’s Prayer several times, I was finally able to open my eyes. Although I couldn’t turn my head, I could see that a horse on his knees to the right of my bed. Also, to the left of my bed was the aforementioned drawer, but no hand nor body to open and close it. As for the voices, their owners could not be seen. Shortly after that, I was able to end the nightmarish event by opening my real eyes and bolting out of bed.
Back in the days, oracles were consulted about unusual dreams. Nowadays, we consult the great oracle called Google. After my trek up a mountain of result listings, I found a cache of potential answers:
“To dream that you are in the bedroom, signifies aspects of your self that you keep private and hidden. It is also indicative of your sexual nature and intimate relations.”
“To dream that your eyes are injured or closed, suggests your refusal to see the truth about something or the avoidance of intimacy. You may be expressing feelings of hurt, pain or sympathy.”
“To see a dead horse in your dream, indicates that something in your life that initially offered you strength is now gone. This may refer to a relationship or situation. Consider the phrase ‘beating a dead horse’ to indicate that you may have maximized the usefulness of a certain circumstance.”
I’m no expert at this dream interpretation stuff and I can completely understand why oracles were consulted on the matter; however, if an oracle told me all of this indefinite information, I’d want to push him/her down the mountain I just trekked up. I might even attempt to do it too, until I remembered the repercussions of messing with the local shaman. Who am I to anger the Gods for killing their favorite Seer? For how long could I run from angry villagers? 😉
According to some dream interpretation resources, five minutes after the end of a dream, half the content is forgotten. After ten minutes, about 10% is remembered. In my case, an entire day has gone by and I wish that I could remember more than half of the first dream and less than 10% of the second one!