When Fantasy met Reality

9 10 2010

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams – Jonas Salk

 When Fantasy met Reality. Judging by the quote above, some of you might have guessed this might be about dreams. The one’s you and I get while we lay on our beds. The one’s we get after the endless tossing and turning. Yea, those ones. I’ve spoken a little about sleeping in ‘Je suis, que je suis’ before, but I wanted to delve a little deeper this time. We all have those dreams where we remember just for a few instances after we’ve woken up, only to realise, that you have little to no recollection of those. Then there are those, where you can’t remember the instance you wake up, for whatever reasons.

Then there are those other dreams. The one’s that stay with you, etched in your mind like you had just lived a reality instead of a fantasy. Those dreams which make you think they hold some special importance over your life.  Some are pretty great. Others… well lets just say they don’t bring up postive emotions in any way.

See dreams are meant to be good. They hold our fantasies, and fantasies we could have never dreamed of (literaly) while awake. It’s a magical place to escapt to, to leave all that is sane and normal in Reality, and escape into a world of Fantasy of fun, entertainment, and ultimately happiness. Like the one last night… strange it it might have been.. but I’m not going into any details.. just incase she reads this (I’ve had more than one awkward moment tonight). But it’s been one of the nicer ones I’ve remembered in recent times… even though it may have ended all weirdly lol… here I go talking to myself again…

 On the other hand.. you have the exact opposite. The one’s where you wake up.. shocked, scared, worried, or sad. It’s amazing how powerful these ‘other dreams’ can be to evoke such strong emotions in humans. It’s like something inside us.. has been building up.. and is unleashed in your dreams… sort of like a dream prison. We don’t choose when we wake up from dreams, and it’s interesting how we always stay stuck in ‘bad dreams’ longer than ‘good dreams’. One dream for instance, evoked such a strong reaction from me that as soon as I woke up, I went downstairs and just sat in silence on my couch. No… I don’t remember why I did it, or when I went back to bed. Perhaps that was the second layer of my dream.. sort of like from Inception. I’ll never know.

I’m not quite trying to say Good Dreams are Fantasy and Bad Dreams are reality, because our lives revolve around Fantasy and Reality. Sometimes we get lost trying to draw the line, but one thing is clear at the end of the day… Fantasies will meet Reality… and when that happens, I hope you’re ready.

Side Note: I’m back with blogging and here to stay. I hope you are too 😉




One response

12 10 2010

yay you’re back to blogging too 🙂 for a second there when i got back and tried to access my wordpress it didn’t work. i started freaking out (almost had a breakdown) but then it worked. *phew* it’s funny how so many people don’t remember their dreams (whether good or bad) but… well, i usually do. and i don’t know whether it’s a good thing or not. because usually they’re so intense they stick in my mind all day long and that’s all i end up thinking about. LAME

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