Monday, January 5, 2009

Dreams Pt. 6- Attics,Basements,and Skies

I had a dream the other night where I was in a house, and there was a room in the attic, accessable by a pull-down ladder and a trapdoor. I don't remember much else about this dream...it was one of those dreams where nothing really happens. What it does illustrate is that a recurring theme in my dreams is houses or apartments with weird features. Sometimes it's an attic like my dream the other night. Often it's a basement, that goes on and on, and gets deeper and deeper, with doors leading to sub-basements. At least once I dreamt of a huge house I was visiting that I got lost in, wandering through room after room. It was kind of cool seeing all these different rooms, as if the house was growing as I passed through it.
Another element that pops up on a fairly regular basis in my dreams is the sky. The sky often looks , well, bigger in my dreams...it's hard to explain. Also, the sky will often be a strange color, or there will be something going on, like huge images being projected into the sky, or comets and giagantic planets looming overhead. At times there's ominous thunderclouds or tornadoes. And in one dream, the night sky cast a dark blue light over all, and I found a black sword impaled in the ground, in a field of knee-high grass that swayed in the gentle night wind. I took the sword and went home, the breezes the only sound as I walked through the blue night.
As with any of the other dreams I've had, I have absolutely no clue as to what, if anything, they may mean. But I keep looking up at the sky...

4 comments:

Misanthropic Anthropoid said...

once again, nice dreams! i dont mean mr. bolovsky in a teddy! (ala mike). when i used to remember more of my dreams sometimes the sky looked weird. i like the idea of getting lost in a house that goes forever, all the rooms that you could take in. not a bad night gig you got there.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've had several dreams set in huge places, houses or some kind of government building in which there are all kinds of secrets. In one dream I walked these long corridors, or swam in some full of water, and there were hundreds of TVs hanging on the wall, all showing people who just stared from the screen.

Virginia Lady said...

Any chance you're wishing you had more space at home? Feeling a bit crowded lately?

I don't know, I've had similar dreams though with houses that have strange trapdoors on almost any surface that lead to new rooms that couldn't have been there when I entered. The weird thing is, invariably there is someone somewhere in the house that's a relative of mine that's been dead for many many years.

Scott said...

M.A., I guess that's a good way to look at it. If only it paid better...

Charles, the TV screens are kind of creepy.

V.A., while my digs are hardly palatial, I seem to have enough room. Also, I've had these kinds of dreams for as long as I can remember.