SoCS — Perchance to Dream

D6CA6094-C6AA-4F89-9117-3225F111F174For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we are asked to write a post using the word “dream.”

I dream every night. In fact, I dream multiple times each night. I know this because I will typically wake up two or three times during the night. I wake up, look at the clock, and realize it’s way too early to get up. I will recall that I was dreaming right before I woke up and sometimes I’ll even remember what I was dreaming about.

There are times, after I wake up like this, that I hope, when I fall back to sleep, the dream will resume. There are other times, though, when I hope the dream won’t continue because it was not a very pleasant dream.

The dream I have right before I wake up for the final time, which is usually between 6:30 and 7:30 in the morning, is often very vivid. I think to myself that I need to remember the dream, but because what woke me, more often than not, is a pressing need to take a leak, I will head to the bathroom, take care of my pressing need, wash my face, and brush my teeth. If I’m lucky, I may be able to remember a few bits and pieces of the dream, but more often, by the time I leave the bathroom, it’s gone…poof!

I really wish someone would develop a technology that could record dreams so that you could view them like you can view TV shows you recorded on your DVR. Wouldn’t that be cool? Although I wouldn’t want my wife to watch a recording of that redhead I dreamed about last night.

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11 thoughts on “SoCS — Perchance to Dream

  1. Sadje November 16, 2019 / 3:30 am

    Probably that’s the reason we don’t remember our dreams!

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  2. robertawrites235681907 November 16, 2019 / 3:36 am

    I hardly ever dream. When my son is ill though, I have nightmares. He has been a very sickly child and nearly died a few times. I have flashbacks when he is ill and I can’t sleep properly.

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  3. Maggie November 16, 2019 / 5:32 am

    If you have an iPhone just Hey Siri and jot it down on the way to care for your pressing needs.

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  4. John Holton November 16, 2019 / 8:37 am

    I’d like to have that technology, because I heard that we dream all the time but only remember little bits of them. I want to see what I’m getting into the rest of the night…

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  5. leigha66 November 17, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    That could be very eye opening to see what we actually dream (and forget) each night. It could give us more insight in making important decisions. Nice post!

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