I’m going to be away from home for a while. Not a vacation though – I’m going to go and stay with a family member who has recently had surgery. For those of you who know me, do not panic! I’m just there to do the domestic tasks, walk the dog, answer the phone, keep the patient company etc. A qualified nurse and physiotherapist will be coming by to do the medical and rehab (i.e. the really serious) stuff. Which is really good to know. Not sure I can cope with a post-operative patient all by myself.
I’m currently packing my box of “toys” and books, to entertain me during any downtime I may have. What I’ve discovered is that there are going to be a lot of chargers going along. For my phone, my iPod, the camera, the computer . . . As I’m not as organized as Willie is when it comes to planning a trip, I do hope I don’t forget anything.
I will have Internet access, but I’m not sure if I’ll have the time or energy to write posts while I’m away. One thing I do want to do during that time is some “research”. There are some topics I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, but feel I want to get a better understanding of before I do so.
The first of these is about dreams. I dream a lot. Every night I have this constant movie playing in my head. Most of it fairly realistic. So no weird Freudian take on “repressed longing”. Just fairly ordinary, mundane (but at the same time very vivid and complex!) stuff. The alarming thing about it is that I mostly dream about people I don’t know, and situations I’m hardly likely to ever find myself in. Sometimes I’m not even me – I’m somebody else who looks different and leads a completely different life to myself. In today’s world though. I don’t dream about living in a different era, so I don’t think this is me remembering a “past life”! 😉 Which has got me to thinking that maybe I’m dreaming somebody else’s (or, more accurately, several “somebodies”) dreams. It’s exhausting. I wake up every morning feeling like I haven’t slept at all. And it has got to stop! So I thought if I found out more about dreams, I may figure out how to dream less.
If you’re reading this and you know a lot about dreams (a scientific/psychological take on this would be good), or just want to share your experience of dreaming, leave a comment or email me.