Strange Dreams. Do you have any dreams, particularly recurrent ones that you feel no one else has? Or, just tell us about an odd dream you had as a kid.
I never did dream I was naked in an unusual place... But three of my dreams that date from childhood that STILL recur to this day leave my heart pounding - mostly with excitement and perhaps a little fear.
I am standing in a field of tallish grass when I spot a tornado coming. I run for a ditch and lie down in it, but instead of tucking in and protecting my head, I'm lying flat on my back the way you would to watch a meteor shower on a summer's night. The roaring gets louder and louder and the grasses are whipping back and forth over me before standing straight up. The tornado passes directly over me and I can see up into it. It's sucking my eyes, so that I have to squint to keep my eyeballs in my head, but I can't close them or I would miss everything.
Ah, awkward middle school years.... I have never been known for my physical grace, so it's no surprise that this dream starts with me walking down the corridors at my middle school. It's an open school - the corridors are outside and only the classrooms are inside. I'm going down the stairs at the end of one of the corridors when I trip. My books land, smack, on the concrete and I know I'm going to hit a split second after, but I don't. I swoop down close to the ground, but then gain altitude and am flying down the corridor just above head height. Zooming around the corners was the best! I don't know where everyone else was - the school was completely empty but for me.
Running dream - I've had this since I was pretty young. I have never been particularly athletic, but I would have these dreams of running. As fast as I could. Jumping over things, running up walls - I found out many years later that this was called freestyle or parkour.
Still, nothing I would ever actually do. My favorite variation on this dream is the one where I am a four-legged animal. Sometimes a dog, sometimes a deer. Running on four legs is much different from the two-legged version. Faster, smoother, so exhilarating!!!
It was somewhat ironic that just last year, my doctor told me that he'd always thought of me as a runner, though to his knowledge, I'd never actually done that. Further irony that I'm planning on running in a marathon in two years with my friend Christin.
Who says dreams don't come true?