Any Dream Won’t Do

If there is one thing I would love to change about myself is that I would like to stop dreaming.

To clarify, I don’t mean aspirations for improvement I mean the middle of the night sleeping kind.

The problem is whereas everyone else I feel like everyone else dreams like riding on top of a whale or meeting somebody famous or doing something courageous. Or else terrifying dreams of fighting or flying or falling…

Many people don’t remember their dreams but I remember mine every night because they are always so boring. I don’t know what it says about me, perhaps I lack imagination but I have been afflicted by dull dreams for years. Recent examples include;

  • Trying to load a new printer cartridge
  • Finding the right change in a shop
  • Choosing a new brand of toilet cleaner
  • Checking the clock to see I have hours of sleep left
  • Filing an expenses form
  • Ironing (I mean really, who dreams about ironing?)

Then when I do wake up, I wake up annoyed that, once again, my brain has failed to be more creative. I hear some people wake up angry, some wake up crying, some wake up laughing. I just wake up bored.

It all goes to show Andrew Lloyd Webber is wrong. Any dream won’t do.

4 thoughts on “Any Dream Won’t Do

  1. Don’t worry, you are not the only one. My theory is that you dream to remind you that you still living. Although I did dream once that my dad had phoned me from Heaven. The conversation went somehow like this:
    Dad, ‘Hello’
    Me, ‘I didn’t know they had telephones in Heaven.’
    Dad, ‘Oh yes.’


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