There are two types of dreams – the aspiration/ambition kind, and those you have during sleep.
I love daydreaming and believe it’s the doorway to creativity. Letting my mind wander, imagining myself to be in another time and space, it’s therapeutic escapism.
But I’d like to keep dreaming to just my waking life, that’s why it’s called DAYdream. I don’t like to NIGHTdream. I feel that dreaming is a waste of time and discounts the quality of my sleep.
Recently, I’ve been having dreams I NEVER had in my life.
Dream #1: Squeezed By A Python
(A poorly photoshopped image of me as python prey which makes zero sense because it means I have nothing below my torso. HAHAHAHA!!!)
This post was in draft mode all these while until this crazy dream I had this morning. I saw in my dream a PYTHON in the sink of my parents’ home and it RESPONDED to the name ‘Mango’. ‘Mango’ is the name of Mr Mode’s toy poodle. =_=
Maybe I am a descendent of Slytherin and can speak Parseltongue.
We have a blue basin back home, which made the sickening colors of the python even more contrasting and intimidating.
I called it, and its slit eyes on a little menacing head popped up from within the basin.
Then I dreamt that I dreamt that the snake slid toward and wrapped itself around me in a life-threatening embrace.
(That wasn’t a typo, it’s Inception.)
My mum went to get a chopper and….. *HATAAAK!!!* suddenly I awoke.
Dream #2: Exam Stress
The last time I had an exam was 5 years ago, in 2009. At the end of the paper, I took a moment to soak in the momentary liberation, in knowing I never have to take an exam again. (Of course, there are other tests in life, but you know what I mean – the school kind of exam.)
Just 2 weeks ago, I started to have exam dreams.
One time I dreamt that I was late for an exam, another time I dreamt I had completely forgotten I had an exam, and yet another time I dreamt I could not finish my paper.
My heart was pounding, I could feel my brows furrowing, and suddenly my eyes flew open in shock.
Even though it’s a huge relief upon realization that it’s nothing (or is it?) but a fleeting dream, horrifying was the reality of my heart racing and mind under immense stress.
I woke up feeling like I didn’t sleep at all. Spent the whole night in an exam dream and woke up to reality with a head the weight of a boulder.
Dream #3: Lost My Job
One day before my encounter with the snake, I lost my job. Both dreams.
I was in an unfamiliar environment, about to enter a meeting room, and this faceless lady who supposedly was my new boss, told me in her shrill voice “Sometimes I work until 1.30AM”. She wasn’t very friendly.