Aloha Friday: Dreams Both Good And Bad
While I was sitting on the couch, trying to figure out a topic to write about for Aloha Friday, I heard crying coming from the boys’ room. We rushed in to see NHL sitting up and asking to go home. That cry is the sign that he’s been having a bad dream. We reassured him that it was a nightmare. I sat by his bed hugging him while he fell back to sleep.
As I sat there, I began thinking about dreams. I’ve had my share of good and bad dreams. Back in high school, I had a recurring dream where my eyes were closed. I could hear people talking in the distance and wanted to join them. To do that, I needed to open my eyes. No matter how hard I tried, though, my eyes wouldn’t open. (I wrote about this before in my My Bullied History series.)
Another dream I’ve had semi-regularly is one in which I discover that I can defy gravity. I simply decide to move off the ground and suddenly I’m floating. I can move effortlessly across the landscape at speeds that I couldn’t ever hope to achieve by walking or running. Floating/flying seems so natural that I begin to wonder why I didn’t realize that I could do this before. Of course, then I wake up and find myself still bound by the laws of gravity.
My Aloha Friday question for today is: Have you ever had a recurring bad (or good) dream?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the McLinky there if you are participating.