from Deviant Art
Does everybody dream in Technicolor? I know I do. Last night I had the most vivid dream, and I woke up thinking it had happened in real life. It took me a couple of minutes to put together than I had been dreaming.
I do wonder if I am normal or not. Not only are my dreams in vivid color, at least parts of them, but it's almost always night in my dreams. Smart Guy says of course, we ALL dream in color, and it's B&W that is not normal, because that's not the way the world looks. But I do wonder, you know?
I used to record my dreams as soon as I woke up. If I did it before I was in a full waking state, I can re-read what I wrote and remember the dream. Here's a long-ago dream from my journal:
I dream I become a fashion designer. There are two women who see me with a mannequin, which I am draping with purple and red material. They tell me I have talent and offer me a job, which I begin immediately. I am told to step into high heels and start answering the phone. I am confused and excited, and call my family to tell them I have started a new career.
I also notice that if I record a dream when I first awaken, it is always in the present tense. Once I've been awake for awhile, I write it down in past tense. Sometimes it makes me wonder if our "real" selves don't exist in the time-space continuum at all but in some other place that we get to visit in our dreams. Just wondering out loud.
"Sometimes it makes me wonder if our "real" selves don't exist in the time-space continuum at all but in some other place that we get to visit in our dreams." Now that is an interesting thought!ReplyDelete
I haven't had a really vivid dream for a while, but it used to happen when I took a prescription medication--I forgot which one.
Oh my, you got me on this one. I don't think much about dreams. I'd never thought about dreaming in color or black and white. I'm not a big dreamer so I don't know a lot about it.ReplyDelete
I dream in technicolor! (I love the dream about the heels... did you ever wear some like the ones you dreamed about?) It was so funny when I quit smoking and used the patch to help. The dreams were so bizarre! Of course, I wasn't used to getting nicotine all night and so it accelerated the dreams! Soon as I figured that out, I stopped leaving the patches on overnight and went back to my regular terrors.ReplyDelete
Full color, full detail, full surround (sound and visuals). Total immersion that is capable of convincing you that you're having "real" experiences in spite of the fact that scenes and people and situations might be morphing continually right in front of your "eyes."ReplyDelete
If there's a perfect place for communication to occur between different planes, realms, realities, or whatever, it's the dream world.
Or maybe it's just the garbage in our minds being tossed around haphazardly by random electrical connections across synapses. Who can really say?
Either way, dreams certainly have the ability to impact one's viewpoints, don't they?
I'm not a big dreamer either but think surely I've dreamed in technicolor at some point. lol I've always wondered why some people dream so vividly while others (me) do not. Your dream life sound quite interesting.ReplyDelete
I dream in color. I don't always remember them, but sometimes they are strange because I have things and people from different time periods of my life in them.ReplyDelete
I have always heard that if you have a dream that is particularly colorful with intense bright colors and someone who has passed in that same dream, then they have visited you from heaven.ReplyDelete
I'm going to agree with "The Retired One" - lately I've been having dreams, vivid ones and yes in living color, of loved ones who've passed. Sometimes the voices are so "true to life," I have to write down the words.ReplyDelete
I had to chuckle a bit at your dream journal - I've been known to have dreams about George and Laura and now Barack and Michelle! Go figure...
Do you think, DJan, it's the time of year - Spring, renewal, rebirth...that brings up these images so clearly?
My dreams have always been full color, large screen and very vivid. Sometimes I remember them but most of the time I don't. For some reason I always know I am dreaming and can wake myself up if the screenplay turns into something scary.ReplyDelete
I can't comprehend dreaming in black and white, it has never seemed natural.
They say that dreams are the extensions of ourselves, we often have bad dreams when we are stressed. But I do believe that dreams are those things that had happened during our past lives and things that would happen in the future.ReplyDelete
I always dreamt of me being in an old house, it's always the same house that I am into, and I guess that could be my house during my past life.
DJ, maybe your a dressmaker in your past...do you think so?
I only remember one dream in color. I am sure the rest have been too, I generally don't recall them though.ReplyDelete
I've always thought that dreams are very puzzling. I used to write them down as soon as I woke up and I should start doing that again. Then to look back on them as you just posted would be so interesting. I think mine are all in color. And I truly believe they do have deep meaning.ReplyDelete
I dream in color..vivid colors..I do night terrors real well:)ReplyDelete
I do dream in color and sometimes it feels like it's my other life, and if things are not going well in the dream I change them, however, when I wake up I'm sure I'll remember them and then I can't it's like I inter act with my dreams have you ever done that?ReplyDelete
Dorothy from grammology
I love posts about dreams. I find them so interesting!!ReplyDelete
I dream a lot it seems but I forget. If I wake up super early like 4 or 5 AM then go back to sleep it seems my dreams are so vivid and I can remember them for a while. They are in color and also in different languages. If I speak to my mum, it’s in French. I read also that what you eat has a lot to do with your dreams, like your meal before you sleep. If you eat spicy food you dreams are supposed to be more colorful…Sometimes I have dreamed about things, then they happen later in real life.ReplyDelete
I dream in color. My dreams are quite vivid. I don't record them, but some have been so vivid I can still recall them, years after the fact. Oddly enough, many of my dreams have quite violent elements that I suppose I would consider nightmares except for the fact that they don't scare me.ReplyDelete