Tuesday, January 12, 2010

dreaming

Yesterday I read a blog post that mentioned journaling about dreams, and it occurred to me I don't usually remember my dreams these days. I think I'll try writing mine down as soon as I wake up; interesting stuff, what goes on while we sleep. Do you tend to remember your dreams?

Happy Tuesday!

21 comments:

Lisha said...

Your photo's are magnificent as always. I usually have vivid dreams if I have had ice cream for desert. I don't know why, my husband and I both made the connection years ago.

Last night I ate some home made ice cream and I dreamed that I was a waitress in a new casino, but I was serving at a cheese counter. There were huge wheels of lots of different cheeses. Then I was woken up by my son having a nightmare.

In my early 20's I used to record my dreams, they seemed so real sometimes, the emotions you feel and the vividness of it all. I don't seem to remember them as frequently anymore.

Lisha

trinsch said...

usually i don't really remember. once in a while i will wake up and have a dream still happening in my senses. it can be with me all day, the atmosphere, a feeling. i rarely write down my dreams. but maybe i should.

Sammi said...

Beautiful photos, Lecia...

I do remember some of my dreams, but they're usually pretty odd..... like having flying blue fish birds chasing me around my home town and if the tips touched you you'd die from the poison... yup. Odd.

Purple Flowers said...

I don't write my dreams down, however, I remember them at least for the day. Sometimes they stay around longer, and sometimes not.

kks said...

i always remember my dreams....love to dream, and every now and then have one of those that you just can't get out of your mind...
xo

KPiep said...

I sometimes think that I live an entirely different life in the world of my dreams. They are very powerful...and honestly I don't know what I would do without them!

Although lots of times my dreams are just plain fun, I do also believe that they can hold a lot of meaning. I've become really good over the years at intuiting when a dream should be carefully considered because it just might be trying to tell me something.

I've spoken with a couple of therapists who've helped me figure part of it out (such as the symbolism behind certain people), and I've done a wee bit of reserach on the subject.

One thing is for sure - I always wake up knowing whether or not a dream needs to be recorded. If it was fluff, I let it fade. If not, I take a few minutes to review it before I get up...and then I write it down asap!

Kwana said...

These pics are breathtaking. I remember bit of lots of my dreams and try and write as much down as possible when I have a good one that may help with my writing. A pen and paper is always close by the bed.

Cate said...

(gorgeous pics)

did you read the article in the huffington post by llewellyn vaughan-lee? google it. he's really amazing with dreams, a master really. he has a few books, too, that might be at your library. very deep soul.

Heather said...

Dreams are such a lovely thing to have moce through our consciousness during our day. I have never really written my down either, but sometimes I wish that I had, just so that I could piece together what was in my mind.

Francesca said...

I don't. But sometimes I daydream:)

Ruth said...

Oh I always remember my dreams. And they're always so vivid and life-like. When I get into bed at night, they instantly come back to me, too--I think it has something to do with being in the same position as when I woke up. Very strange stuff, dreams.

Holly said...

I've heard from a research psychiatrist that remembering dreams sometimes is merely the result of having an abundance of vitamin B6. Which means I always remember them when I'm pregnant (and most prone to very odd horrific dreams).

Joyce said...

I hope your day is a dreamful one! xo

Ina in Alaska said...

Gorgeous eagle who is ignoring you!! I sometimes remember my dreams, not always. If I remember a particularly interesting dream I Google it for an interpretation.

Erika said...

I will remember a dream occassionally but most often I forget them as soon as I wake up. I have the feeling that I had a dream but just can't remember what it was. There are two dreams I remember vividly that I had when I was younger, probably 8, there was nothing scary or meaningful in them but they just stuck.

Deidra said...

I usually remember my dreams right when I wake up and then I take a breath and the memory is gone. Weird. Some of them really stick in my memory though. When that happens I believe it's a message to me...

Beautiful photos. When I clicked here and saw the first one I wondered, "Is that for real?" Really great.

Jodi said...

Journaling really helps. The more you remember the more you remember. And being more conscious of it when you head to bed helps too. Like a mantra "I remember my dreams".

pve design said...

Oh what sheer joy to try and remember one's dreams. Often, I pinch myself to realize what a dream life really is. There is so much heart-ache for some that I feel dreams really need to be listened to. I have had many a dream realized. There is an actual sleep watch that indicates your acute rem states - I saw it at Gaim -
pve

Barbara said...

My best friend (sadly now no longer with us) could interpret dreams! She was really good at it. The problem was remembering enough to tell her about it. A couple times I actually got up and wrote it down 'cause I knew I'd forget it. And I really wanted to know what it meant.
I may dream, Lecia, but I don't remember them very often. Wonder if that happens as we age? Sleep is also not an "out all night" kind of sleep I used to have either. Less dreaming then I wonder?

nicola@which name? said...

i will have to link through. often, lately, i do, which usually means i have not slept well, to be honest.
i love that second photo.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thanks for all the interesting and fun input! xo