Tuesday, September 7, 2010

In My Dreams

Question: Do you ever have dreams in which you are not paralyzed?

Answer: Yes.

That's a good question. I often have dreams where I am either paralyzed or not or partially paralyzed. Sometimes I'm paralyzed in the beginning of the dream and not in the end and vice versa. A lot of times I'm shopping in my dreams. Not quite sure what that means; I don't shop that often. But usually in these dreams I'm not paralyzed and I'm picking out clothes or walking around the mall finding something to eat. I guess this is what I dream about most often.

My mom has had a continuous dream of me walking on a beach in hiking boots with a backpack ventilator strapped to me. She's also had dreams where I've been walking and my tubes are attached to my trach but the end of them are free flowing in the wind and aren't attached to anything.

I'm not exactly sure what dreams mean. I know there are many books and things online to help you decode your dreams, but I don't know what to believe. It's just interesting when I wake up and feel like the dream I just had actually happened. They can be so real yet so bizarre.

Recently, I had a dream where I was becoming a man, but I won't get too detailed with that one. That was weird. It would be interesting if what people dreamed actually became reality. I think life for everyone would be pretty strange, including me.

What do you dream about?



Heather said...

It's very interesting to read what you dream about. I'm a quadriplegic, as well, and I also have recurring dreams where I'm shopping, or where I'm in my old bedroom upstairs and I'm trying on clothes. Fascinating to read that you dream the same thing! I'm usually never paralyzed in my dreams, or if I am, I can still move a little bit. It's strange to think about what our dreams might mean!

Kristen said...

Reading your post about dreams got me thinking about all the dreams that I have and what they symbolize. You said that you have a lot of dreams where you are shopping. I decided to look online and see what shopping symbolizes in a dream and this is kind of what I found from multiple sites.


To dream that you are shopping, symbolizes your needs and desires. It also represents opportunities and options that you come across in life. Consider what you are shopping for and what needs you are try to fulfill. In particular, to dream that you are shopping for food and groceries, signifies your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others. If you are shopping for clothes, then it suggests that you are trying to put forth a new image.

To dream that you cannot find what you are shopping for, suggests that you are trying to find a solution to some life problem.

Not sure if this is something that relates or is even true, but I found it really interesting. We should go to Barnes and Noble sometime and see what types of books they have!

Love you, Kris

Anonymous said...

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Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

My nephew is a quadriplegic and in his dreams, which there are many, he is not paralyzed. He says most of dreams are weird and seldom make any sense. Have a nice weekend.