Monday, March 19, 2018

Inception - 3.19 #sol18 Story Challenge

I don't dream much, or at least I can't remember most of the times I do, so this morning's early hours were memorable.

I realized I was in a dream. It involved a conversation with two other people who were simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar. We were seated around a non-descript living room. (I recall a couch with plaid fabric.) We were talking about ski trips. During the chat, I had a distinct thought: "This moment is not happening; I'm actually sleeping in my bed right now."

That intrusive idea proved enough to stir me. I rolled over, checked the alarm clock, which reported some hour that started with a four, and then I rolled back again, content to doze off again for hours.

Minutes later, though, the radio blared, startling me awake for good. I felt disoriented. I wondered how I'd been cheated out of those hours of sleep. Then, I realized the likely truth: my alarm-clock check had been a misleading dream within my dream.

As I said, I don't dream much but, when I do, I get my money's worth

4 comments:

  1. Is this called lucid dream? Or are you so aware that you can interrupt your dreams?

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    1. Yes, I had read about this phrase just last week, and it seems the power of suggestion made an impression on me.

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  2. My brother in law claims that he can actually manipulate what happens in a dream like this. I hope the disorientation cleared, though it seems to have left an impression.

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  3. I never remember a dream. Not sure what goes on in my head when I am sleeping. I never wake up with an idea of what I was dreaming about before the alarm chimes.

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