Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vivid Dreams

This week I was not planning on participating in Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop because I didn't really have anything good to write about.  Until last night, when I suddenly had something to write about for the prompt "This one time I was sleeping and…" My chest feels tight just thinking about it again....

Mama's Losin' It

So, I have always had very vivid dreams. I can go for months without remembering a dream, but then they come back. Usually with a vengeance... Last night was no exception.

I had a dream last night that I was in a plane crash.

I was on a plane – don’t know where I was going, why I was going there, or if I was with anyone – and I remember that I was woken up from a nap (I’m weird, I sleep in my dreams sometimes) on the plane by a slight jolt. I thought we were just starting to land, so I looked out my window.

We weren’t landing.

I watched as the plane pointed more and more directly at the ground. I remember there was water and land – it looked like a city, but I didn’t recognize it. Completely helpless, I turned and buried my face in the chair and braced my feet on the back of the chair in front of me. I knew that there was nothing I could do to stop it, so the best I could hope for was for it to be over quickly and not have to see what was happening. I was holding my breath as the pain and heat started from my feet up.

I woke up feeling like I was on fire. Even though we keep our house at 70 degrees at night and all I had covering me was a sheet. It took a little while of being completely uncovered and clinging desperately to my sleeping husband to soothe myself enough to sleep again...

And, of course, I did my childhood trick to make the bad dream stay away by rolling over and laying on the opposite side of how I was laying during the dream. It always seemed to snap me out of that dream and start a new one. If I stayed in the same spot and position, I could usually get right back into a dream again.

And I didn’t want to get back in that one.


  1. Great post, not good dream! Those kinds of dreams manage to keep me awake for hours. Tonight focus on pleasant things - like sailing in the turquoise blue ocean with those you love, sun shining on your face, nice breeze, lovely glass of wine (or drink of your preference) in your hand. . . . Much better!

  2. I've only had ONE vivid dream in my life...and it was horrible and one that I NEVER want to repeat!! I'm thankful I don't remember dreams. I have so much paranoia when I am awake...I can't imagine what my dreams would hold! Glad it was just a dream! And maybe don't fly anywhere for a while. ;-)

  3. im gonna try that flipping over trick. There is nothing worse than falling back into a nightmare!

  4. Seriously...where was that trick when I was 8? :)

  5. I love that trick... I don't really know for sure when I figured it out, but I am so glad I did!!!

  6. Scary dream! I have a lot of vivid dreams but I think it's from all the drugs I take that are supposed to HELP me sleep! Do you have a fear of flying?

  7. Oh lord. I have had dreams like that but MUCH worse. When I first became a Pagan I would dream of being burned to death, or crushed by rocks. UGH! I'm glad you woke up. I always get up after a nightmare and shower. lol

  8. I do have a fear of flying, but I haven't flown in about the last 5 years and have no plans to fly any time in the near future :-)


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