Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Are You a Dreamer?

There are two types of people in the world: those who can remember their dreams and those who can’t. Which type are you?

I am one of those who
CAN remember dreams. Now, I know I don’t remember them all. Definitely not. Most nights, though, I do remember at least one dream pretty vividly. 

Often times, it’s fun waking up after exploring something really cool that would never be possible in the real world. Other times, I have terrifying dreams (like a recurring dream I had as a child of Tony the Tiger {yes, THAT Tony the Tiger; don't judge} chasing me through the town I grew up in, waking up only when I have entered my grandparents’ house across town and slammed the door shut in Tony’s face, narrowly escaping a certain death. One dream that I will always remember, however, if the most awful one I have ever had.

When I was a senior in college in Missouri, I had been dating Dan for less than a year. He was attending the Preparatory School at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. I was taking an English class that focused on World War I literature and poetry, and the class as a whole was amazing. It was fun to read about that part of history, and I enjoyed it even more than normal since I had recently started dating a man in the military. One day in class, we read a poem called “An Irish Airman Meets His Death” by W.B. Yeats. It chronicles a young pilot who is flying in the war who KNOWS he is going to die while flying. It was creepy, but I got over it… until I dreamed about it that night. 

I woke up the next morning in a panic. I was shaking and crying, something that had never happened before and has not happened since. In my dream, it was Dan who had died while flying his plane in a war. It was absolutely the worst dream I have ever had, and it really rattled me. Of course, when I told him about the dream, he laughed. He still thinks I’m crazy. But I stand firm that it was an awful experience, albeit not a real one, and I hope and pray that the dream never becomes a reality.
  • Do you remember your dreams?
  • What is the best dream you've ever had?
  • What is the worst dream you've ever had?


  1. i rarely ever remember my dreams. but when I do, they're the most bizarre dreams ever! Also, before deploying to Iraq, i had to take malaria pills, and those pills gave me some of the most f'ed up dreams I've ever had!

  2. I almost always remember my dreams. They are always so weird and usually involve something I've encountered in my daily life. It's so weird.

  3. I usually don't remember my dreams, but I have a couple of those terrifying ones that never seem to leave my memories. And it is just like a military man to laugh at this! Inconsiderate lol.