I have spent most of the past few days wrestling with alligators (real or imagined, only you can decide), picking my battles, and suiting up for infantry work.
Just another week, eh?
But what I wanted to talk about was dreams.
I am a *vivid* dreamer. I dream all the time, every night, several times a night.
My husband does not ever dream. I mean, I'm sure he does - but we have been married 25 years and he has never ever ever remembered a dream. Ever.
I think that's so weird.
Not my image, credit here: http://jamajurabaev.deviantart.com/art/Dreamscape-VIII-197991736
This morning, I woke up at 4:52 - my alarm was set to go off at 5:20 (it was a later wake up for me because it was FRIDAY and I didn't have to drive people to early A period band, help anyone get his tuba packed up and in the car - Friday is just a more chill morning.)
And when I woke, I was calm and at peace and very, very happy - I'd been having the most AMAZING dream and I remember vividly that I was smiling when I woke up.
I was on my way to Paris with a friend.
That's all I can remember now - the wisps of the dream have long evaporated, and I have little more than fuzzy details. I do remember this - when I first woke, the entire dream was crystal clear. I remembered who the friend was, what we were planning to do, why we were going to Paris (which, for the record, is not a place I'm dying to visit - those places would be Scotland/Ireland/The Greek Isles) and I remember hoping that I wouldn't forget this dream. I remember that I was *so* happy. And I stayed in bed for a few minutes and replayed parts of the dream, in hopes that I would remember it later in the day
so I could revisit that happy place and remember
but soon enough, I had to visit the bathroom (what really woke me) and by the time I came back to bed
the mists had already faded. I could no longer remember why I'd been so happy, or what we'd been doing
and now, 17 hours later - I only remember the friend I was with and that we were going to Paris.
And how at peace and happy I'd been.
Are you a dreamer?