Sometimes while I’m concentrating very hard on one thing or zoning out I begin to remember glimpses of dreams that I’ve had at night in the past. It doesn’t have to be a dream from the night before, but those glimpses come and it’s pretty weird! The thing I hate about the glimpse is that if I try to concentrate on it and bring in more details, it disappears completely. Many times, it’s the same thing when I wake up straight from a dream. There are other times though, that I can slowly wake up, continue my dream like state while getting ready, and consciously remember a dream.
My mom keeps a dream journal, and she’s successful with remembering dreams by doing that. I value my sleep SO MUCH that writing in the middle of the night when I could be going back to sleep does not appeal to me.
I definitely believe that dreams hold deeper meaning than that which appears on the surface. I even believe that if you listen to the messages they portray they can direct your life and affect it for the better. I don’t like dream interpretation books. Dreams should be interpreted as they apply to your life, not as they apply to a book.
This poem was inspired by my thoughts on dreams:
Whilst sleeping in my dreams last night
I dreamt of things in a whole new light
A quandary of vicissitude
Significance it did elude
Cast shadows on reality
And with the dark comes clarity.
So, my questions are:
- What are these glimpses that we see? are they meaningful or random?
- Can dreams predict the future?
- Can a person accurately interpret their own dreams?
- Are the dreams we remember vividly more important than the dreams that leave us at waking?
All questions to ponder. Perhaps the answers will come in my dreams.