Not your dreams as in the goals you plan to achieve, I mean, literally, your dreams when you go to sleep.
Much like how a book can take you to far away places to go on grand adventures, for me, my dreams do the very same things. Only, unlike a scripted book, when i go to sleep, I never know where my dreams will take me.
Will I be me or someone totally different, who in my dream, I know is me?
Will my family, friends, or co-workers be in my dream? The old woman I saw standing at the bus stop as I drove to work?
Will I see people who I’ve never met or seen before in reality, but in my dreams, I’ve known them all my life?
Will the environment be totally foreign to me, or a bizarre merger of familiar surroundings I see every day, or will I be taken to a strange mysterious incomprehensible landscape, a place I’ve never seen before but know like the back of my hand?
Will I be acting in my dream, or watching others act like an audience member in a movie theater?
Will it be a good dream where I wake up smiling, a sad dream where I wake on the verge of tears, or a nightmare that I force myself to wake up from, heart pounding, scared to death?
Will it be a new dream, or the same dream over again, or the continuation of that dream open-ending with a cliff-hanger?
Will I even remember my dream or will it fade to the far reaches of my waking mind, like a word on the tip of my tongue, there but not?
The beauty is that I won’t know until I fall asleep, and even then, I won’t appreciate the wonders of my dream, the happiness, the sadness, or the horror of it, until I wake up.
I look at my dreams as just another part of my day, another part of my life, an extension of my life, to which I can’t wait to return to each night.
I look forward to my dreams.