Almost every morning we wake up, one of us will say “I had the weirdest dream last night…” and then talk about it. Somehow as the day wanders by, the details of the dream fade away until the dream becomes a pale ghost of colors and people.
I always have “Teacher” dreams. The dream always includes having a huge number (60? 100?) of students with me as the only teacher. The classroom is a crumbling building, bricks and rubble lying around. We can hear the sounds of wild animals and shouting. Other teachers I know are walking by with cups of coffee and laughing. Then suddenly I revert to being a student-teacher, with no clue how to teach.
Everyone dreams, at least that is the accepted idea. We dream to relieve stress…we dream to solve problems unsolved when going to sleep…we dream to face our fears… I guess those are all accurate.
My dreams seem to dredge up memories of events in my life, but twisted somehow. All the anxiety of those times get magnified and blown up, increased to be beyond solving.
What about you? Do you have a recurring dreams, one that the theme is always the same, the problems as well? Is anything ever resolved?