do you ever have reoccurring dreams? ever since i was a kid, i’ve had a few nightmares that repeat over and over…this week something strange happened.
one of my reoccurring nightmares is a plane crash. the flight attendant makes the announcement that we’re going down and then there is always a different variation of the crash. sometimes it’s a nose dive, sometimes it’s quite cartoonish going in wacky circles before hitting the ground, sometimes there’s pure mania in the cabin and other times it’s very calm. but no matter how it plays out, i’m terrified and wake up right before we hit the ground. not the best way to start the day, right? the other night, i didn’t wake up when it crashed. we hit the ground and everyone appeared to be sleeping on the plane. i looked around for a few minutes and then i asked the guy next to me if he could help me with the emergency door because it was stuck. he woke up, opened the door and i crawled out. it was wild! so what does this mean? is this the end of my plane crash sleep saga?
the NEXT night, my other nightmare appeared. some guy is chasing me or trying to kill me, and i can’t scream. i try to and my voice won’t budge. also not awesome at all. and i always wake up right before the worst part. but this time, i was able to grab the knife right before it hit my body and turn it around on him. that had never happened. i finally didn’t wake up in complete terror, but a sense of accomplishment instead.
i find dreams so interesting, don’t you? i always remember quite a bit about mine and arian rarely recalls any of his. a lot of times mine relate to what i watched on tv right before i went to sleep. or fears that i haven’t dealt with that manifest in my sleep. sounds like i need a dream doctor…or at least a good book about them!
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