5/23/2017: An interesting addendum

So aside from loving the calmness that comes from meditating 6 out of 7 days a week (roughly) I’m finding out there’s another peculiar side-effect:

I’ve started remembering dreams now. They’re weird off the wall things. Nothing overtly interesting. But it’s pretty consistent.

In the past I generally have not remembered my dreams, with some 3-6 month bursts of waking up feeling like the lights had just come up at a theater. But even those were several years apart. It makes me wonder if I could go through old notebooks and journals and see if I’ve mentioned them enough to plot it on a time line. I doubt it. I generally don’t pay enough attention to them when I DO remember them to bother writing them down.

One particularly fun one from a couple weeks ago ended with me in a lab in a white coat being confronted by a bunch of similarly clad people, all “doubting my identity” (if not credentials.)

The alpha nerd quizzed me thus:

“You do know that sound is only 20% of air right?”
“Of course.”
*dramatic pause*
“I was there when they calculated it.” I replied, to a room full of wide-eyed gasps. Apparently that was some awesome reveal.

Yeah. I…right.

hmm…is that dinner?

2 thoughts on “5/23/2017: An interesting addendum”

  1. I’m stealing that percent sound to air statistic BTW.

    I usually don’t remember dreams but the ones that I do tend to be pretty epic, like alien invasions or big catastrophes. Do you ever have any re-occurring ones? I have two: one features a shitty run-down apartment or small house somewhere in the city. It’s a personal reference to a shitty hole-in-the-wall I lived in for a year or so. Another one is about filthy public bathrooms. They’re almost always huge, barely lit and the stalls have no walls.

    Here’s another question for you: dream in color or black ‘n white?

    1. Hey I can vouch for that stat. I was there when they calculated it.

      I generally don’t have recurring dreams, not anymore anyway. There were some QUITE violent ones that would thematically recur. But I think it’s been a decade or more since I’ve had one of those.

      Full color, definitely.

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