Monday, May 9, 2016

Things That Go Bump In The Night

I had a bad dream while we were in New York.

FOUR DAYS LATER.
The dream itself wasn't really awful. The problem is that, as San Geraldo explains it, I still "don't understand the difference between asleep and awake."

In my dream, I had to avoid being swamped under a gigantic truckload of water (about to be dumped on me by a disturbed person), I tried and tried to leap out of the way and couldn't seem to move.

Anyway, I finally managed to leap — in my dream — into the open space to my right.

Unfortunately, when I dream-leapt, I reality-leapt. About four feet into the air.

I slammed my head into the corner of the large framed painting on the wall above the bed. The gash healed in less than a week and, after more than two weeks, it's finally no longer sore to the touch.

The Lesson? 
Dreams do come true.

P.S.: Don't worry about analyzing my dream. It was very easy for me to figure out.

24 comments:

  1. Holy cow! You and your bed surroundings are just not always best buddies, eh?

    I had a friend who once woke up in the middle of the night and cracked his head on the framed picture hanging next to the bed... which had glass in it... and the glass broke and sliced his nose a good bit. Ouch. I never hang glass-covered paintings or photos by the bed, now. (I may have told you about this previously, after the recounting of some other violent move you did from the bed :) ).
    Glad it's healing!

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    1. Judy:
      It explains way the cats are so wary of me when I sleep. Because of earthquake risk in California, we never hung glass-framed pictures above the bed. We didn't think about it here and have a huge print. Maybe we should give that some more thought!

      I would think I would have outgrown my active sleep by now.

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  2. Boy, you really live your dreams, Mitchell! THAT must have hurt!
    I will not analyze, I promise (but it is difficult for me!).
    Happy to hear the would has healed.

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    1. Jim:
      If only I REALLY lived my dreams ... and not only my nightmares. I was washing my face today and realised that it´s still sore!

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  3. When one is in REM sleep (and dreaming) I thought one was paralyzed to prevent this sort of thing! Scary! But good that you are better now, mostly.

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    1. Thickethouse:
      I wonder if I force myself out of REM sleep because this isn´t rare for me. If not, I've just never been very good at following the rules.

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  4. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120711131030.htm
    an article about this.....

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    1. Thickethouse:
      Wow! Thanks for this fascinating article. I'm going to see what more I can find out.

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  5. I am lucky, I guess. I toss and turn when I sleep and I dream much of the night. (This is a nuisance for Tom and the cats who think I should lie perfectly still the way he does and disturb no one.) But I have never sleep-leapt or sleep-walked. At least, not that I knew. The worst I have done is toss a cat out of bed -- not because I was sleep-throwing but because I flung off the covers without realizing she was on top of them.

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    1. Michael:
      I tend to be very active in my sleep. The cats will snuggle next to Jerry when he´s sound asleep and they'll settle somewhere near ME. They might be between my legs or on my lap (Dudo), but once I'm out... they're gone!

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  6. I have never heard of someone doing that but ... ouch!

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  7. 'The problem is that, as San Geraldo explains it, I still "don't understand the difference between asleep and awake."' What an apt description!

    I have similar experiences now and then. I once wound up with a large diagonal bruise across my back from sliding down the corner of the nightstand after I flung myself away from danger. At least least that woke me up out of a horrible nightmare.

    Glad your gash is healing. Cheers.

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    1. Wilma:
      Ouch! Check out Thickethouse's link to info on REM Sleep Disorder (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120711131030.htm). You have my empathy!

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  8. Your dream involved water? Maybe you needed to get up for a pee break? When I dream about water I usually have to run to the bathroom.

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    1. Stephen:
      I'll write you some time soon with the real meaning of the dream. It was kind of obvious to me. I'm with when it comes to the usual water dreams.

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  9. Mitchel you look like a hooligan

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    1. Gosia:
      Well, that's a first! (Or at least I THINK that's a first.)

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  10. I never analyze dreams without being paid

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    1. Spo:
      I'm so glad. Anyway, one of these days I'll share MY analysis. There were more specifics that made it so obvious what it meant.

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  11. Ow ow ow, Mitchell!!!!! I have some really annoying dreams but have managed not to injure myself in my sleep. Padded paintings, perhaps?

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    1. Knatolee:
      Padded walls, floors, headboard... Maybe not a bad idea.

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