Monday, 5 June 2017

Dreams 823 - 831

Dream 823
'R3A Dream'
Date: 22 May 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Dream fragments
Dream recall: Weak recall 

Scene 1: A Bedroom - Time Unknown
I cannot recall anything about this dream, other than I was in a pale-coloured bedroom, which was not one I can recall from real life. It seemed to be minimalist. There was some sexual activity involving me and - I think - R3A.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • R3A as a dream character

Dreamsigns: 
  • None of note

Day Residue: 
  • None of note

Waking Reactions: 
I cannot recall enough of this dream to be able to comment on it at all. 

Dream 824
'The Robbery'
Date: 24 May 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: An Unknown Interior - Day
I was in an interior, and it was very dark, indicating that it was night. The interior seemed to be a domestic building, but it is not one that I can recall from real life and I am not sure what furniture/decoration was there. I felt like I was in familiar territory - as if this was my home in the dream or somewhere I regularly visited. 

I was with some dream character - at least 2, who I think were male. They were known to me in the dream, but I cannot recall who they were to say if they were real life persons. We were standing beside a work surface, table or bench. I had a handbag with me, which was on the table. 

Suddenly, 2 male dream characters ran into the room - wearing black balaclavas - or items covering their faces and black clothing. I was aware that they were violent criminals, about to commit a robbery. One of them grabbed me from behind, but it felt more like a hug than an assault. I screamed at him: 'I'm pregnant!'. This was a lie, but I was trying to discourage him from physically assaulting me, He let go of me and then men demanded that I empty out my handbag for them to take items. I had a cannabis grinder and some cannabis in my bag. One of the men told me to hand it over. I asked them not to take it, and said that it wasn't worth their while, as it was only a small amount. The men took it anyway. They then disappeared into another area in the house, telling us to stay where we were. We stayed.

I then had a conversation with one of my male friends who had been victim of the robbery. I told them that my cannabis had been stolen. I then looked in my bag and saw the cannabis grinder was there. I opened it and my cannabis was inside. I discovered that the criminals had actually stolen my mobile phone, and I was annoyed, wondering how I would be able to contact anyone. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • The robbery

Day Residue: 
  • I may have read or watched something about robbery
  • I had to speak to some students about cannabis use on campus (5 days before)

Waking Reactions: 
This dream seems as if it would be quite scary, but  I did not experience it as a nightmare. I felt calm, even though the situation felt quite traumatic. I did not feel under physical threat after the criminal who had grabbed me let me go.

Dream 825
'Alien Politics'
Date: 26 May 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: The Two Lifeboats Hotel, Sheringham - Day
I was in the Two Lifeboats Hotel, which is the pub where my Mum and I used to work when my Mum was the Manager/Landlady/Head Chef. We were not working there in this dream. I was standing in the 'Duncan Bar' (which is the traditional, old-fashioned bar which does not face the seafront, but rather, the high street). I was standing with unrecalled dream characters, looking directly at the bar, which was lit up in a bright yellow light. There was a female dream character behind the bar, who was someone that I know in real life, but am not friends with. I cannot recall who it was, but I thought that I disliked her and could not believe she was here. The bar gave me the impression of a TV studio, being set up and I suddenly become aware that this was the scene of a political broadcast and current Prime Minister, Theresa May had been invited to deliver a political speech. I was annoyed, as being a liberal, my worst fear is that another Conservative Government under May will be elected on 8 June 2017.

The female dream character (whom I disliked) was being bossy and annoying. She was carrying a clipboard and ordering people about. I did not see Theresa May. However, I did see some aliens - they just appeared and I cannot recall if this was explained in the dream and I have simply forgotten some of the dream narrative. I think there were 3 of them. They looked like the stereotypical 'Grey aliens' like the ones associated with Roswell. The main difference was that these aliens were yellow and glowed very brightly. They were around the size of a human child and seemed to be benign. They did not make any sound or perform any overt action, they were just standing still, near the bar. I did not feel surprised or scared in any way - I accepted this as normal, or at least, the whole event seemed strange to me, but the presence of the aliens did not shock me at all. 

I was then looking at my mobile phone and realised there was a horizontal crack, running along the length of the bottom of the screen. If I touched this with my finger, this was raised, I wondered how I had managed to break my phone and when I could get an upgrade to replace it. 

I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • There was a political broadcast with Theresa May arranged in the Two Lifeboats Hotel
  • Strange glowing aliens

Day Residue: 
  • I had been discussing my time working in the Two Lifeboats recently - I can recall the conversation, but I cannot recall the context nor who I was talking to
  • Theresa May, the Conservative Party and the forthcoming General Election is constantly in the media and public conversation at the moment
  • Shortly before this dream I heard a section of the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant XFM radio show (via Youtube) where Karl Pilkington referred to 'Roswell' as 'Boswell'
  • My Mum had reminded me that I would soon be eligible for a phone upgrade (7 days before)

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was strange, but did not feel as strange as you would imagine it to from the description. I found it more odd that the disliked female dream character was present, and involved in a political broadcast with Theresa May in a small seaside pub/hotel, than the fact there were aliens there. 

Dream 826
'Weird Pregnant Woman'
Date: 28 May 2017
Time: 03:30 - 11:00 (I woke up naturally from this dream)
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1:  Hospital Interior - Time Unknown
I was in what appeared to be a hospital interior. It was very dark and seemed to be much more 'technical', more like the inside of a spaceship or a sci-fi set than a hospital, it was a dark blue/black colour, with little spotlights in the walls.

Beside me there was a woman lying on a bed, with no bed linen. It looked like a black leather bed. The woman was unknown to me, and white with mid-brown hair, approximately 20s/30s in age. She was wearing a black hospital gown and I could see she was pregnant. A male dream character, who I assumed to be a doctor, although I cannot recall seeing him - he was several meters away to my right side, preparing something - said: 'We can caesarian her now'. The woman then lifted her gown and I could see she was wearing black lace lingerie. She tensed her stomach, and she no longer looked pregnant - I could see she had very ripped abdominal muscles. I said: 'Where did the baby go?' because I could not see how she managed to suddenly look so thin and athletic, whereas before she looked heavily pregnant. She said to me (laughing): 'I wished it into myself'. I understood what this meant in the dream. 

Scene 2: Location Unknown - Time Unknown
The screen of my laptop was falling off - it was hanging by a hinge and swinging around. I wondered if I would be able to get it fixed and whether it would still work, as I was anxious to retrieve important files from it and save them elsewhere. This scene continued with me just fiddling with the broken laptop and being anxious about it.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Pregnancy
  • Broken technology

Dreamsigns: 
  • The strange hospital scenario
  • The pregnant woman was able to create the impression of a '6 pack' with her abdominal muscles

Day Residue: 
  • I had met my Mum at the hospital when she was there for tests on her kidneys (9 days before)
  • I had been watching some Darth Vader scenes - in particular the scene in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), where Vader's burned and mutilated body is put into his cybernetic suit while he is strapped to a medical table - this scene actually happens concurrent with that of his wife Padme Amidala giving birth to twins
  • I had been talking to DL about someone who was pregnant, although I cannot recall who this was (2 days before)
  • I saw an online article about a woman who had a calcified foetus in her womb for a number of decades (days before)

Waking Reactions: 
I often have dreams about broken technology - usually my phone or laptop. I think this is because I use the internet for almost all of my socialising and hobbies/interests, so these represent my links to the outside world. Without my phone or laptop I couldn't engage in the things I do the most - research, blog, write, watch videos, play games or talk with my friends over social media.

Dream 827
'Two Sidebitches'
Date: 29 May 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1:  An Exterior Scene - Dusk/Early Evening
I was sitting outside, although it felt like it was inside. The sky was darkening, which made me aware it was dusk or early evening. I was with a male of Chinese ethnicity - I  think it was my ex-boyfriend, HL. We were sitting on a slope of very green grass, looking down at an area of concrete, which reminds me of the area outside the music block on my university campus. HL was doing something on his phone. In the dream he was not my boyfriend. 

Something happened with the phone and the social media (perhaps Facebook) which HL was using to speak to someone online (a female with ginger hair, named 'Sue') - I am not sure what I did, but in some way I was responsible for writing/communicating something on HL's social media which made him angry. The social media just looked like a friend's list, rather than a chat/message box and I cannot recall typing anything, just grabbing the phone and looking at the screen. Only Sue's avatar/icon stood out to me, as it was at the top and she had very brightly coloured hair.

HL said to me that I had stitched him up and grabbed the phone back from me. In the context of the dream, it seemed that he was annoyed that I had let 'Sue' see that he had more than one casual relationship (not with me, but with another unknown female). He said to me: 'I have more than one sidebitch!' He had been trying to keep these women separate so they did not find out about one another. Suddenly everything became apparent and I understood the situation clearly, even though I did not know I had been confused until this point.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • I was with HL

Day Residue: 
  • I had been listening to the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant XFM radio show (via Youtube) where Karl Pilkington constantly talks about Chinese people and Chinese culture in a very confused and bewildered manner. HL and his brother used to love Ricky and Karl, and find Karl's discussion of Chinese people hilarious (1 day before)
  • I had been chatting to a guy who was interested in me and told him that I knew one of his Facebook friends - another local man of Chinese origin who is friends (and now extended family) with my ex, HL
  • I was sitting outside the music block and commented to DL that it 'reminded me of a Roman Colosseum' (it's nothing like a Roman Colosseum, it's just a small slope of grass, with some steps, leading down to a small patch of concrete where there are occasionally performances/busking by music or drama students, with the audience sitting on the grass slope (3 days before)

Waking Reactions: 
I found it odd that HL was in my dream when I first woke up, but thinking about my Day Residue, it doesn't seem quite so unusual. I found this dream to be a 'revelation' although it's difficult to explain why. I think the dream was communicating to me that I do not have any man in my life who focuses on just me, given I am not in a committed  relationship. As I prefer casual no-strings 'linking', I think the dream was telling me that in this scenario, I am never the 'number one' and given the way these relationships/interactions work, there may always be 'other sidebitches' involved with any man I choose to see on this basis. Of course, I am already very much aware of this fact, and accept it, as I myself have chosen this type of relationship over commitment or monogamy, but in the dream it seemed like the message was being communicated to me on a more subconscious, deeper level, like the dream wanted to me to pay attention to this.

Dream 831
'Moon Globes Falling into Water'
Date: 4 June 2017
Time: 23:00 - 05:00 (I woke up from this dream due to the sound of someone knocking loudly on a window outside)
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Strong recall 

Scene 1: Outside by a Lake in the Forest - Night
I was outside in a forest, sitting by a lake. It seemed to be very similar to an area DL and I often sit and chill. However, the lake here was larger. The moon was shining on the water. I then saw something in the sky - I looked up and saw it was a globe shape - about the size of a pound coin, right above the lake. This globe was black and had stars and a crescent moon in glowing yellow inside it. Suddenly, the globe glowed green and fell from the sky into the lake. Another one appeared in the sky and the same thing happened. I stood up, scared. I perceived this to be 'aliens'. I had been using my laptop to do some studying (in the dark forest at night!) and I was wearing a backpack. I stood up and gripped my laptop to my chest so that I could run with it, safely. I started to run away from the lake, to avoid the alien activity. I could hear other people some distance away (I perceived them to be students of my university) who also scared of the alien objects in the sky, falling to the ground. I cannot say what the threat was - the objects were literally just a globe with stars and a moon in them and nothing happened when they fell to Earth. I wasn't even surprised that it happened, just scared. 

Scene 2: My Bedroom, Norwich - Night
I returned home to my bedroom and found that my work phone (the on-call duty phone we use in our work in Student Support) was on the floor, near my wardrobe. I was shocked as I had not been aware that I was on duty and I must never leave the phone unattended as I must respond immediately to students contacting me. On the phone was a text - which appeared to be from the mother of a female student who was trying to get hold of her daughter in an emergency. The text was from 2.5 hours ago and I was worried and anxious that I had not done my job properly. 

I went to an outside area where I found a group of female students and my housemate/colleague, SC. I told SC about the text and how I had not seen it until now. He told me not to worry and said we would find the student in question and tell her to contact her mother. The area we were in was not one I know from real life. We were sitting on some benches. I saw one female, with a very round freckled face and long straight blonde hair sitting right at the edge of the bench. I asked if she was the student whose mother had tried to contact me, but she was not - I was mistaken. SC, the female students and I all got up from the benches and walked into one of the residential blocks on campus. It is not a 'real life' area of campus, but a dream-like approximation, which felt normal in the dream. We congregated in the corridor for a while and had a conversation while standing there. 

SC and I then went into a room within this building. It was very dark and it seemed like a student study-bedroom, as I could see a single bed and a sink in the room. A female student - white, with brown shoulder-length hair - was sitting on the bed. There were other people in the room. I knew that SC and I must take the female dream character to a 'safe place' as she needed help in some way. Then, a male dream character entered the room. He was an older man, with a very pointed, evil looking face. He had white, wrinkled skin and a long, sharp nose, with small eyes and mouth. He looked 'witchy' and was dressed in dark clothing. I thought that he was a 'paedophile' or a 'sex offender'. He was trying to get the female student to go with him and I instantly knew that he would groom female students and then 'anally rape them'. I was horrified and was trying to convince the female student - now sitting, crying in fear - to come with SC and I, who would take her to safety. 


Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My laptop

Dreamsigns: 
  • The scene by the lake with the falling 'alien' globes
  • The paedophile/sex offender dream character grooming female students

Day Residue: 
  • My laptop battery is defunct - and my laptop can only operate for a couple of minutes while not plugged into the electrical mains. I had been emailing a student who I am helping in my Student Support job (unplugged, due to my own stupidity) when it started to shut down. I had to pick up my laptop and run to my room to plug it in before it shut down and lost all my work (1 day before)
  • Various recent work-related issues: parents contacting us trying to find their children who have not been in contact; colleagues not seeing texts when they are received on the phone (through no fault of their own, as we do not tend to encourage students to text the phone in case it doesn't wake us in an emergency); colleagues forgetting they are on duty as per the rota (recent, ongoing)

Waking Reactions: 
I really enjoyed this dream - it felt exciting to be around SHN and I was anticipating us being able to spend time alone together. 

Dream 830
'Family Incest'
Date: 1 June 2017
Time: Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Weak recall 

Scene 1:  A Domestic Interior - Time Unknown
I was in a domestic interior, which in the dream was a family home (not sure who lived there, but it felt familiar in the dream). I was with my cousins HM and CAJ and my Mum and (now deceased) Granddad. I will add herein that my Granddad was pretty much estranged from the majority of our family prior to his death a number of years ago. My Mum had been in contact with him after he had become unwell in his old age, but the relationship was strained due to his mental illness which made him impossible to deal with (he had bipolar disorder, paranoia and other problems). Until my Nan divorced my Granddad (due to his behaviour and ill-treatment of family members - I don't think she was ever happy with him), my Mum and I lived with them both (and some of my Aunts/Uncle in my Nan's current home. Even as a small child I knew my Granddad was impossible to live with. My Nan would still take me to visit him in his bedsit on Saturdays when I was a child - we would go to the pub for lunch, while my Mum was working there, then go to the shops, in particular, the secondhand bookshop (my favourite thing to do, as I could buy lots of cheap adult horror novels and art books), then we would go next-door to have a cup of tea/coffee with my Granddad, even though my Nan pretty much hated him. 

In the room, within the dream, there was a bed with white bed linen. My Mum and Granddad were sitting on the bed. My Mum told me that she was 'in a relationship' with my Granddad. She did not refer to him as 'her Dad' in the dream, but I was aware that this was an incestuous relationship and I was horrified by it, as were my cousins. My Granddad started mocking me with a smug, evil look on his face. I begged my Mum to end the relationship, but she said she was happy and would not. My Granddad took delight in my upset and horror.

I cannot recall anything else about this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 
  • My Granddad was alive
  • My Mum was in an incestuous relationship with her own father

Day Residue: 
  • I had mentioned my Granddad in a conversation with ML (approx. 3 days before)

Waking Reactions: 
I do not have much to say about this dream - other than the obvious fact that I did not enjoy it in any way and felt disgusted by what was happening whilst I was dreaming it. When I woke up, I was able to see the humour in the situation, given the impossibility of this scenario ever having arisen while my Granddad was alive.

Dream 830
'I'm an Expert at Tiptoeing'
Date: 3 June 2017
Time: 05:00 - 13:00 (I woke up from this dream due to an alarm)
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Strong recall 

Scene 1 (Dream Fragment while falling asleep)
I had this micro-dream while falling asleep, before my proper dream started. In this fragment, which took the form of fleeting thoughts, I was aware that there was a new rule that anyone could say whatever they wanted, whether it was true or false, fact or opinion and each expression would be treated the same, with no judgment or criticism. 

Scene 2:  An Unknown Interior - Day
I was in an interior, which I knew was not my home, but I am not sure where it was. It felt like a pub or some other kind of community-based location. I was with some male dream characters and SHN - someone I knew back in my hometown of Sheringham, who used to be a semi-pro skateboarder and was a pretty cool, popular type of guy. He was older than me and I used to fancy him a bit - on one occasion I got to 'third base' (or whatever the term for sexual contact without full intercourse is/was back then) with him, but we never dated. His family uses to socialise a bit with my Mum and her circle of friends in our small town. They were quite liberal and the type of laidback people I have often met living in a small seaside town. I haven't really thought of him in recent times.

In the dream I really fancied SHN and wanted to get closer to him. He seemed to be keen for this to happen and I was feeling that excitement when someone you like seems to reciprocate your feelings. I was sitting next to him in this interior, by a window, where there was sun streaming in from outside. One of the other older male dream characters (a white, middle-aged Bohemian-looking guy with shaggy grey hair and scruffy clothes) was there and I just wanted him to leave so that I could be alone with SHN. 

Scene 3: My Nan's House, Sheringham - Day
There was some reference to ZS, a female I only know from the fact she posts on one of the groups I follow on Facebook - I am not sure of the context here. 

I was in the 'front room' of my Nan's house - this being a reception room full of photographs and ornaments and not one used regularly. I was looking in the chest of drawers for an old school project, which was a creative writing assignment. I found this - I was aware I had done this many years before. It was a piece of creative writing, which I had illustrated. The writing was in pencil and looked like the handwriting of a schoolchild. I could see from the front page that I had written the story in a series of short chapters, one per page. The teacher's marking on the front (also in pencil) said: 'There are many different styles of writing and your's is very unique, but this is a fail'. I wondered why I had failed. I opened up the book, which was a series of A4 pages of plain paper, stapled together. Inside, I saw a colour drawing of witches and realised that my story was about witchcraft and ghosts etc. I then realised that my writing was actually very accomplished and the teacher had been wrong in failing me. This made me feel better about the criticism, knowing that I - as an adult - knew the teacher was wrong in her judgment. I wondered why I had been penalised for a 'unique' style of writing.

Scene 3: A Street - Day
I was then with SHN and the bohemian male dream character once again. We were leaving a building and stepping down some concrete steps into a street, which was narrow, with tall buildings on either side. It seemed more like an alleyway than a street and we were heading for another building. The concrete was damp as t had just been raining. I realised that I was barefoot and SHN expressed concern that I would be OK walking on the damp concrete without shoes. I said to him: 'I'm an expert at tiptoeing' and believed this to be a true fact. I started tiptoeing and felt very tall. 

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • Academic failure

Dreamsigns: 
  • I was with SHN

Day Residue: 
  • I had been talking about skateboarding which may have subconsciously brought SHN to mind (days before)
  • I had a conversation with DL about history - particularly feminist histories which are taught as 'an alternative' to standard history - during this conversation we discussed women being suspected of witchcraft in the middle-ages (1 day before)
  • I have been working with a student within my role in student welfare. She is not easy to work with and I do not enjoy it. She is studying creative writing (recent, ongoing)
  • I had been thinking about my style of writing (recent. ongoing)

Waking Reactions: 
I really enjoyed this dream - it felt exciting to be around SHN and I was anticipating us being able to spend time alone together. 

Dream 831
'Alien Moon Globes Falling into the Lake'
Date: 4 June 2017
Time: 23:00 - 05:00 (I woke up from this dream due to the sound of someone knocking loudly on a window outside)
Type of dream: Vivid dream
Dream recall: Strong recall 

Scene 1: Outside by a Lake in the Forest - Night
I was outside in a forest, sitting by a lake. It seemed to be very similar to an area DL and I often sit and chill. However, the lake here was larger. The moon was shining on the water. I then saw something in the sky - I looked up and saw it was a globe shape - about the size of a pound coin, right above the lake. This globe was black and had stars and a crescent moon in glowing yellow inside it. Suddenly, the globe glowed green and fell from the sky into the lake. Another one appeared in the sky and the same thing happened. I stood up, scared. I perceived this to be 'aliens'. I had been using my laptop to do some studying (in the dark forest at night!) and I was wearing a backpack. I stood up and gripped my laptop to my chest so that I could run with it, safely. I started to run away from the lake, to avoid the alien activity. I could hear other people some distance away (I perceived them to be students of my university) who also scared of the alien objects in the sky, falling to the ground. I cannot say what the threat was - the objects were literally just a globe with stars and a moon in them and nothing happened when they fell to Earth. I wasn't even surprised that it happened, just scared. 

Scene 2: My Bedroom, Norwich - Night
I returned home to my bedroom and found that my work phone (the on-call duty phone we use in our work in Student Support) was on the floor, near my wardrobe. I was shocked as I had not been aware that I was on duty and I must never leave the phone unattended as I must respond immediately to students contacting me. On the phone was a text - which appeared to be from the mother of a female student who was trying to get hold of her daughter in an emergency. The text was from 2.5 hours ago and I was worried and anxious that I had not done my job properly. 

I went to an outside area where I found a group of female students and my housemate/colleague, SC. I told SC about the text and how I had not seen it until now. He told me not to worry and said we would find the student in question and tell her to contact her mother. The area we were in was not one I know from real life. We were sitting on some benches. I saw one female, with a very round freckled face and long straight blonde hair sitting right at the edge of the bench. I asked if she was the student whose mother had tried to contact me, but she was not - I was mistaken. SC, the female students and I all got up from the benches and walked into one of the residential blocks on campus. It is not a 'real life' area of campus, but a dream-like approximation, which felt normal in the dream. We congregated in the corridor for a while and had a conversation while standing there. 

SC and I then went into a room within this building. It was very dark and it seemed like a student study-bedroom, as I could see a single bed and a sink in the room. A female student - white, with brown shoulder-length hair - was sitting on the bed. There were other people in the room. I knew that SC and I must take the female dream character to a 'safe place' as she needed help in some way. Then, a male dream character entered the room. He was an older man, with a very pointed, evil looking face. He had white, wrinkled skin and a long, sharp nose, with small eyes and mouth. He looked 'witchy' and was dressed in dark clothing. I thought that he was a 'paedophile' or a 'sex offender'. He was trying to get the female student to go with him and I instantly knew that he would groom female students and then 'anally rape them'. I was horrified and was trying to convince the female student - now sitting, crying in fear - to come with SC and I, who would take her to safety. I knew that many impressional female students had been anally raped by this sex offender, who prowled the university campus trying to find victims. He would then 'adopt' the victim and take them away from university to live with him. I needed to convince the female students not to trust this man and not to leave the campus with him.

There was some kind of creature - it was bear-like, but not a bear. It also looked a little like a Wookie, but it walked on all-fours. It wasn't any animal I can identify. I am not sure how this creature related to the rest of the dream narrative. 

I cannot recall anything else about this dream at present.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • My laptop
  • Aliens

Dreamsigns: 
  • The scene by the lake with the falling 'alien' globes
  • The paedophile/sex offender dream character grooming female students

Day Residue: 
  • My laptop battery is defunct - and my laptop can only operate for a couple of minutes while not plugged into the electrical mains. I had been emailing a student who I am helping in my Student Support job (unplugged, due to my own stupidity) when it started to shut down. I had to pick up my laptop and run to my room to plug it in before it shut down and lost all my work (1 day before)
  • Various recent work-related issues: parents contacting us trying to find their children who have not been in contact; colleagues not seeing texts when they are received on the phone (through no fault of their own, as we do not tend to encourage students to text the phone in case it doesn't wake us in an emergency); colleagues forgetting they are on duty as per the rota (recent, ongoing)

Waking Reactions: 
This dream was really strange and unsettling for a number of obvious reasons. Some of this dream can be easily explained by reference to Day Residue, but the rest cannot be readily interpreted. This dream was very long and complex and when I first woke up (startled by the knocking sound from outside), I was able to recall pretty much all of it. However, the fact I was writing up a number of dreams this morning, means that my precise memories of this dream have faded somewhat. I think that some of these memories may return to me subsequently, as I went through my usual process of closing my eyes and running through the dream narrative in my head immediately upon waking, which helps me consolidate and process dream memories. Sometimes, the memories fade before I can record them, but then come back to me later, when triggered by something during my waking day. If I do recall anything else about this dream, I will record it below.

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