Thursday, 7 May 2015

Dream on …

I always feel a bit disappointed if I wake up in the morning and can’t remember my dreams. Aren’t dreams the main reason for sleep? A dreamless night feels like a wasted night.

Mind you, most of the dreams I do recall are of the nonsensical variety. I have no idea where they’ve come from, and I certainly don’t want them to come true.

For example, there was the one in which I was standing on a house roof in the pouring rain. Someone shouted at me to come down but I calmly explained I was testing a new umbrella and the roof was the best place because the rain was harder up there than on the ground. Crazy! In my waking life I don’t like heights, so I’d need a much better reason than umbrella testing to get up on the roof!

In another dream, I had to guide an airplane that was trying to land in a small, suburban garden. Left a bit, right a bit, mind the rose bushes … Luckily, I woke up before the plane reached the ground!

But last night, I had the strangest dream of all. I was sitting in a posh office – lots of wood panelling and shelves of leather-bound books – and someone gave me a document to sign. It was a book-publishing contract. I was just about to sign it when the door was flung open and a man rushed in shouting, ‘Noooo!’ He slammed another document down in front of me and told me it was a contract for the film rights to my story. Book or film? Film or book? I had to choose one or the other – but I was still dithering when I woke up.

I wonder what it meant?

Have you had any good/ weird/ inexplicable dreams lately?

8 comments:

Jan Baynham said...

I do a lot of day-dreaming, Linda, but very rarely remember any sleep dreams. We all dream, don't we, but only some of us remember them. I'm sure the fact that yours was about a book-publishing contract must mean something is imminent! By the way, what did you decide? ;-)

Linda D said...

I woke up before I'd decided, Jan. If it happened in real life I'd insist on both!

susanjanejones said...

Ha ha, Linda, your dreams are hillarious. The one on the roof, could mean that you've overcome your fear of heights. You've faced your fear. The aeroplane one, you're in charge. That one's so funny. The book publishing? Film rights? Are you working on a novel? Perhaps you should, or you could write a book of funny dreams and look up what they mean. Thanks for the laughs.

Linda D said...

I sent my children's novel to a publisher today, Susan. Keeping all my fingers and toes crossed!

susanjanejones said...

Good luck. xx

Friko said...

It’s an omen, woman. An omen.

You’ll be rich soon.

Linda D said...

Hope you're right, Friko!

Nicola said...

What a lush dream. It would be great if that came true. And I don't believe for a minute you would have to choose between the two - they come hand in hand don't they? I really hope this one comes true for you, Linda. That would be fantastic!Wishing you all the best and lots more exciting dreams.