In class today many students shared their personal writings about dreams they've had. The hardest thing about recalling dreams is exactly that: remembering them. So I was impressed that most students could recall at least one or two dreams, and I was even more impressed with the bizareness of it all, which, as a former psychology major, I appreciate and find fascinating on many levels.
Here are some of their dream topics:
1. Rapping tomatoes
2. Melting green people
3. Sinking schools
4. People who can only whisper
5. An aviation sickness that causes brains to melt
6. Paul McCartney sitting on a balcony playing "Revolution" backwards
7. Rides at Six Flags made of candy
8. A house with bleachers outside so people can watch you "live"
9. Tractor-riding pirates
10. The BFG who eats people
11. A Hunger Games world
12. Mummies coming through the TV
13. A land of waterslides, ball pits, and swinging rings
14. A ball pit so big that it takes a year to escape
15. Guardian of Frozen Yogurt Secret Formula
Don't get me wrong, these leave me speechless. But they don't compare to this excerpt:
I had a dream I could fly over the Civil War. There was a system. It went something like this: when someone came down from the sky, they passed you a bottle of glue and you put some on your hands. This would make you grow wings. Then you could begin flapping like a bird. Once you were airborne, you grew to the size of Oklahoma. Below, you could watch the red glow of war. Civil War.
This student also had a dream about going to the doctor to get two shots in the eyelid and one in the ear. Ouch!
Dreams. Write them down somewhere. You never know.