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.