Thursday, July 3

In your dreams

So I do this weird thing. At least, I think it’s weird. But I’ve never been in anyone else’s brain, so I can’t say for sure (but wouldn’t it be cool if I had been in someone else’s brain?). But anyway. This weird thing. It’s in my dreams. I know, I know, it’s super boring to hear about other people’s dreams. So I won’t go into the details. But basically, nearly everything I see in my dreams is blurry.

Like I’ve said before, I have really bad eyesight. Like, the kind of eyesight where if I lost my glasses, I would pretty much have to just sit there until somebody came to rescue me, lest I trip over something I couldn’t see, which would be everything. And in my dreams, I have that bad vision. Except there are no glasses to put on, no contacts to help me see. I have to fumble my way through everything, and at times it feels a little panicky. Not every part of every dream is that way. It’s like I can see for awhile, maybe faraway things. But then when I try to focus on something close up, I just can’t see it. And my dreaming self gets a little freaked out.

The freaking out is rarely about anything important. Like last night, I was dreaming about spreading cream cheese on a bagel (seriously. why can’t I dream about something cool, like flying, or showing up naked to work or SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING THAN BREAKFAST PASTRIES?) except I couldn’t see the cream cheese. Uh oh! What if that isn’t cream cheese, what if it is mayonnaise? What if I am putting mayonnaise on my bagel? That would be so gross! Is anyone watching me? I hope no one sees me, if that is actually mayonnaise. Then I would look stupid. Maybe if I squint, I can figure it out. Nope, still can’t see. Etc. Etc.

Any psychology majors out there? Or anyone who took Psych 1 and then decided they hated psychology? Can you help me analyze this? Perhaps I just don’t want to look dumb and in my dreams, I am using bad vision as a crutch, to blame any stupidity on not being able to see properly? Or am I just so used to not being able to see well that now it is being reflected in my dreams?

And most importantly, is my life truly that boring that all I dream about are bagels and cream cheese?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that's awesome. I often times find myself unable to speak--or more importantly, scream--in my dreams. Maybe it's because we actually can't see/speak while we're sleeping/dreaming?

Emoly said...

That wasn't supposed to be anonymous. -Emoly

Molly said...

I should be dreaming about bagels and cream cheese. Apparently, I can't see friends without this tasty meal occurring...

Stephanie said...

From http://dreammoods.com

To see or eat a bagel in your dream, suggests that there is key element missing from your life. You are not completely whole. Alternatively, it refers to sexual urges.

To dream that your vision is obstructed, signifies that you are having difficulties and errors in judgment.

Perhaps you are missing something in your life and you are having difficulties seeing it or there is the alternative....