I had a wonderful horror dream this morning that took place in many areas and as someone commented, ‘read like a movie script’. It had realistic geography with maps and distances that were somewhat real and accurate (I googled them later and found out that they were actually there), and special effects that were very disturbing. It was long, and even though I woke up twice, it resumed playing where it left off. It was very much what I tend to call a ‘movie dream’.
I was thinking of how complex some dreams are and how serious and plot oriented they tend to be. I was talking about another one this morning that I had years ago that was mysterious, which people disappearing throughout the dream without a reason after thanking me for something I didn’t even know about. I didn’t discover what was really happening until the very end of the dream, and while completely like me, it was kind of surprising.
Other dreams bridge language barriers by being in foreign languages though the dreamer may not have any knowledge of how to speak those languages. I used to have them in many different languages and I was always confused, until they started to come with subtitles. That just made things much easier!
On that note, it’s interesting to know that there are many people that cannot read in their dreams. My dreams center on written word often and seems completely natural. After all, how many people have the dreaded test dream and know what is written there? I would count that as reading. Perhaps some wouldn’t, but let’s not talk about them now!
The worlds of dreams are very different from one to the next, overcome language, location, natural ability, and even gender. Sometimes they hinge on real life and common worries, sometimes on a fantasy world with its own plot, and sometimes they make no sense at all. Whatever a dream is or where it goes, it is always a fascinating adventure.