Bloganurary: Dreams

Write about a dream you remember.

(whew) I’m beginning to feel the tug and pull of too many projects — but just a few more days of Bloganuary. I can not give up!

Dreams. When I read the prompts a dream that I had half a year ago came to mind. I don’t have nightmares. My dreams all seem to be wish fulfilments, but this one was surreal:

I was in the middle of an American suburb high in hills that overlooked the an urban center at night — lights everywhere, it was night at it was very beautiful. Godzilla was after me. Not the whole body, just the head. And not one, but like six. So in my dream I could see myself from an overhead position running down a cul-de-sac and there were these six giant, glowing pink Godzilla head going down the street in unison blowing up houses with their breath.

That’s it. The dream wasn’t short. It felt like it went on for hours.

The Buddha in repose. This is an old film photo from Kumamoto. The temple I took this in was destroyed several years ago in a earthquake.

I remember waking up in the morning with the dream in mind and I just turned it ’round and ’round in my head trying to puzzle out a meaning (which is why I remember it so clearly).

My best guess is my subconscious is telling me that my life in Japan is supplanting my former life in the US.

Here’s a question I’d like to know: In my dreams I seem to visit the same places over many years. I don’t know if this is usual or not, but in the dream world I can visit dreamscapes I visited weeks or months before, and these are not repeating dreams but dreams where I have long-lived relationships with the characters in these dreams spaces. There’s a sense of seeing an old friend after a long absence sometimes.

Does this ever happen to any of you?

9 thoughts on “Bloganurary: Dreams”

  1. Pink godzilla heads chasing you, I can not help you there. I do have dreams occasionally where I am in a place of my past with friends, but I do not dream much anymore, I think it is an age thing or perhaps because for years I had nightmares of one event in my life and I finally learned how to have it stop. Do not give up on bloganaury, just a few more days.

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    1. Sorry you had to relive a trauma throughout your life.

      Yesterday, in the middle of a very vivid dream, I was trying to catch someones attention by yelling, “hey” at them and woke myself up yelling “hey” at 3:30 in the morning. lol

      Have a great day!

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  2. I think dreams can sometimes take us back to past life places of familiarity.
    Yes this happens to me.
    Or alternate realities that could have been with people in my past. I have had.
    I love your photo of Buddha in repose

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