Dreams… the magic of sleep… the visions of a future endeavor… the things we want to do… so many different kinds of dreams. I personally love them all. One of my fave bands and fave songs of all time is Dream On by Aerosmith. Just in case you don’t know the song, the poetic lyrics are all about life and growing old and doing what makes you laugh and cry… give it a listen.
The day dreams of being something you currently are not… those are good. To be a rock star, or an actor or an artist, or a wife or a mother, or a deep sea diver, or a doctor… the list goes on. We all have dreams like these, some are what others would call fantastical (basically a fantasy) while others are more steeped in reality. Or so you might think… the reality is, anything is possible, and although it would seem to be easy, it won’t be. It would be easier for some women to be a famous musician then to be a mother. It might be more simple to walk on the moon than to swim the deep sea. I can’t deep sea dive… I can swim, probably better than most, I’m not afraid of the ocean. I have too much pressure in my head. Going down 12 feet makes my ears HURT!! Oh well, I can do other things and it doesn’t stop me from swimming… my true love. But there are women who can’t get pregnant and haven’t been able to adopt, so a dream of motherhood may not happen form them. But that doesn’t mean we stop dreaming… or trying for that matter. I think that until we have exhausted all efforts, we can make it happen if we truly want it.
Sleeping and dreaming… the dreaming we can’t control. Or can we? Some of us wake up… I can’t do that. Never have been able to. What I do… I change my dream as I’m having it. It normally doesnt’ stay away, but I can change what I’m dreaming. If I’m having a nightmare, I change it to something else. as stated above, it does come back, but it goes away for a little while. I dream in color… some people dream in Black and White… I wonder if anyone dreams in Sepia? Most of my sleeping dreams contain real people… although a lot of the time I dont’ know them. Like, I don’t know them, but my dream self knows them. And although I’m in the dream, I mostly feel like I’m watching myself go through the dream, but I don’t listen to myself. It’s all very frustrating.
As I understand it, some people can’t or don’t dream. I think that’s kind of sad. I’ve always enjoyed dreaming… both Day and Night. Personal movies in my head, and although they’re not always well made and are sometimes REALLY weird, they’re mine and I love them.
Whatever the dream you have, be it awake or asleep, make it count. Use it later to create art or prose or follow it till the ends of time trying to make it happen. Dreams are the visions of our lives and it is only we who can make them real. So in the immortal words of Aerosmith…Dream On!!