The Random Writings of Rachel: Big Dreams

Big Dreams

Most of the time, I can't really remember my dreams when I wake up. But a few dream memories stick around for a long, long time.

One of the rare times that I slept while Angel was awake.
 
To this day, I distinctly remember, when I was about 7 years old, I dreamed that I interrupted my mom while she was speaking with someone, and she promptly took me by the hand and led me down into a secret dungeon where she kept her other hundreds of children who had all also made the mistake of interrupting her. She locked me up with them, in spite of my tears and requests for forgiveness.

When I was 9, I dreamed that our house was surrounded by wolves and the whole family had to hide in Mom and Dad's closet to escape from the wolves.

When I was 18 and newly engaged, I had a dream that it was my wedding day and my parents told me that Angel didn't want to marry me, but it was okay because they'd found another great guy to replace him, and I could just marry that guy instead. Distraught, and not thinking clearly, I agreed to go through with the wedding. After the ceremony, I saw Angel at the reception, and I went to speak with him. He had wanted to get married after all, my parents had tricked me! Angel was upset, but I followed him around trying to explain that I wasn't really married, after all, we hadn't lived together yet, and I would just get the marriage annulled and marry Angel instead.

And a few weeks ago, I dreamed that Angel and I woke up to find my uncle and grandpa in our backyard with a lion in the back of their truck. Angel grabbed the gun from under the bed, and I headed out the door with him to see what was going on. Once we were outside, I saw a tiger in our front lawn. Angel told me, "That's not a tiger, it's just a little mountain lion." And I was like, "No. I know a tiger when I see one." I made a bolt for the car, trying to get to safety, but the tiger attacked me and I woke up from my unconsciousness in a hospital room, together with Angel and a nurse. I thought Angel was being altogether too happy and chatty with the nurse considering that his wife had just been viciously attacked by a tiger in our own front yard. He said she was his coworker, but that didn't make sense to me because we weren't in the burn unit, we were in the tiger attack unit.

I'm sensing a theme here. Apparently, wild animals appear often in my dreams, and usually my parents or  my husband play the villains.

Have you had any particularly lucid or memorable dream recently?

13 comments:

  1. Wow you certainly have interesting dreams Rachel! I too remember some queer ones from when I was younger. These days I don't quite remember my dreams anymore, probably from being too tired (2 kids, 2 dogs, a husband & me!)

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  2. This is hilarious. I seriously dream AND remember the dreams almost every single night, not kidding. In fact, I just had one last night about losing my ticket home and I had to stay in Canada. Ha. Random!!!!

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  3. O_o oh, dear. What does your husband think of all these dreams? I don't really ever remember mine (Ok, I do, but only for like the first 5 min after waking up) my husband, however, always remembers his. Usually he wakes me up with "I had the craziest dream!" One time through he wouldn't tell me. I made him--and it turns out he had dreamed he was married to someone else! He thought I would be mad but I just laughed. Hah!

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  4. i remember my dreams most nights, and they are generally really weird. i have one that i remember from first grade, where this guy in my class turned into a witch and flew through my window. i was scared of that kid for years! once i killed my principal and was freaking out until i realized i was actually dreaming. i've had a handful of dreams that i could control like that, and those are really cool. my favorite dreams are the ones where i am flying.

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  5. woooooah, those are quite some dreams! Only two dreams have stuck with me over the years, one from when I was 6 and the other when I was 20... Only one involved a lion though ;)

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  6. LOL...you might want to look into some psychoanalysis.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. Hilarious dreams!! I have very detailed and vivid dreams every. single. night. I remember all of my dreams in the same detail as I dreamed them. Most of them play out as a story from a book! My husband and oldest son actually enjoy hearing my dreams because they say it sounds like interesting short stories, lol!

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  8. I am glad I don't have to dream your dreams. Pretty scary. I do remember all of my dreams. Always have.

    Have a lovely day and no scary dreams tonite
    Lenya

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  9. I dream fairly often of dying by way of tornado. Totally makes me wonder if I should be worried...

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  10. Oh man, those are some intense dreams!

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  11. I don't even know what it's like to not remember your dreams! I remember my dreams multiple times a week. Sometimes short snippets, sometimes long, vivid, epic dreams. I'm blessed with almost always having good dreams, so I love remembering them.

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  12. I love good dream stories! I laughed at your last line... why is it that our husbands always play the bad guy? I always wake up guilty (actually I always wake up mad, then remind myself it was a dream!) because my husband would NEVER act in real life like he does in a lot of my dreams! It's funny though, right? Our weird brains...

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  13. Dreams are so crazy, no wonder these ones really stuck with you! When I worked in a restaurant I would always have intense "server dreams", notorious in the industry for never letting you feel like you're off work ;)

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