Dreams and their Meaning

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Strange indeed... perhaps even convoluted. ;)

they're all noodly just screaming out for cheese sauce. :)

many many years ago, even perhaps before the age of the internet i came up with the phrase "That completely cheese-sauces my noodscape" or something very similar to that. now when i search for that phrase i can't even find it. :(
 

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Another "job" dream:

I worked for a housecleaning company and part of my job was to look through newspapers for help wanted ads, then, I'd make phone calls. A new friend and coworker was nearby. He was finished with the day's work and ready for a day off.

This guy was an immigrant and spoke little English. We hadn't had much in the way of conversations but he seemed a good worker, nice guy, and I liked him. I didn't get much information from the phone call other than that there was a job waiting. Having little information made sense because, in real life, I don't use the phone :). But, it was the only housekeeping job in the ads, I knew the company need not take it, and that this fellow was likely willing to give up his day off to do the work, and would benefit. I decided to make the suggestion to him - end running the company ;).

Why I'm dreaming about being in human relations, I don't know. It's not something that I ever did in real life. Dreaming about talking to someone with a law degree and now, someone who cleans houses and doesn't speak much English - well, I'm a little baffled :).

LINKWhat do I see within the first few seconds when I check my news on the tablet this morning? It is an article in Time magazine on dreams and their value LINK. The author is apparently a Brazilian but has a PhD from a graduate school in New York. If you read the article, don't be put off by how it begins, talking about the dreams of Julius Caesar and Joseph, Jesus' dad. He is just making the point that we once gave more importance to trying to understand dreams. Dreams are natural and of benefit to us personally and as a species :).

Steve
 

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What do I see within the first few seconds when I check my news on the tablet this morning? It is an article in Time magazine on dreams and their value LINK. The author is apparently a Brazilian but has a PhD from a graduate school in New York. If you read the article, don't be put off by how it begins, talking about the dreams of Julius Caesar and Joseph, Jesus' dad. He is just making the point that we once gave more importance to trying to understand dreams. Dreams are natural and of benefit to us personally and as a species :).
What we today call dreams, were yesterday's visions.

Had an odd one last night, mixing my recent industrial job with my former military experience. I was putting one of the machine operators on report for sleeping on watch, and telling him to get in uniform. My supervisor responded by telling me to stay in my own lane. I think my mind turns to oatmeal when I sleep, with past & present jumbled together. :lol:

Something I notice about my dreams is that the people in them seldom have names. Rather, I'm just thinking of them by what their relationship is to me; my brother, my friend, a co-worker, etc. The relationship is always an unspoken understanding.
 

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Something I notice about my dreams is that the people in them seldom have names. Rather, I'm just thinking of them by what their relationship is to me; my brother, my friend, a co-worker, etc. The relationship is always an unspoken understanding.

it's morning, the first thing i got from this post was "Mmm oatmeal!" :)

it is very unusual for me to dream of people i know. sometimes i haven't even thought of some people recently at all and yet i may dream of them once in a while, i think this is the brain's way of refreshing your memory circuits.
 

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it's morning, the first thing i got from this post was "Mmm oatmeal!" :)

it is very unusual for me to dream of people i know. sometimes i haven't even thought of some people recently at all and yet i may dream of them once in a while, i think this is the brain's way of refreshing your memory circuits.
I too seldom dream about someone I know, and characters in my dreams almost never have names (which made the "Thrash" dream unusual). There may be people similar to someone I know though. Perhaps our feelings about people - what we associate with them - are stronger in our memories than their names.
 

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I guess I’m the odd one out then. I’d say the majority of the people in my dreams at least the ones I interact with are people I know. And I usually remember and use names. Sometimes people do get swapped around though. A friend for church will be a coworker in my dream or my boss will be the vet or other things like that. The name and face will still match but the location and situation are wrong.
 

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I guess I’m the odd one out then. I’d say the majority of the people in my dreams at least the ones I interact with are people I know. And I usually remember and use names. Sometimes people do get swapped around though. A friend for church will be a coworker in my dream or my boss will be the vet or other things like that. The name and face will still match but the location and situation are wrong.

i'm pretty sure that some people are people persons and that is a big part of their life and so their dreams and brains reflect that. i'm a very limited people person. i may go weeks without seeing anyone other than Mom.
 

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I woke up yesterday at 1:15AM to the lyrics of the song "Us and Them" by Pink Floyd. I never went back to sleep that morning.

That Dark Side of the Moon album was playing a lot in my apartment when it came out in the early 70's. I had returned to college by then, completing the interrupted 4 years.

The anti-war, anti-commercialism, anti-consumerism song wasn't a favorite but the album was. I found the song disturbing - which was, I'm sure, the intention of the songwriter.

This isn't the first time that I have awakened with the lyrics of that song running through my mind. Fortunately, it isn't often.

Steve
 

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DD's sister-in-law's daughter woke her up crying from a nightmare about a tsunami and when they got up the next morning the news was about the tsunami warnings from the volcano. Evelyn does not like the fire alarm and one night DD was dreaming about fires and something in the dream made her wake up with a start and as soon as she was awake Evelyn was in her room screaming and crying and DD ran in there and she had just had a dream about a fire and dreamed the fire alarm was going off. I thought that was strange. She has had a couple other dreams and waking up same time Evelyn does. I used to wake up when DD was little and swear she was in her room saying mommy and I would go check and she was asleep. I almost got to thinking she was dreaming and saying mommy and I was dreaming the same dream. It stopped when she got older. It never happened with DS. Kids and dreams are strange sometimes.
 

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Everyone's dreams are so entertaining. I have two kids that never sleep. By the time the little ones are in bed there's no dreams, just black out. :th
 

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