Friday, April 5, 2013


First off--Yay! Got through the edits. One more read-through and it’s back to the editor. Then I remembered I had written the following and never used it. Perfect for a day when I didn’t have time to write a post. I’ll have to remember to stock-pile some more. They can come in handy!


I’m lucky to remember my dreams, that’s for sure. But sometimes I’ll have a dream that was similar to another. I like to call these themes.

I have had multiple dreams in the following themes (the ones I remember, anyway): finding a bathroom, exploring a house, and driving over a cliff. Luckily, I haven’t had that last one in quite a while. But the others? Yeah, they happen more frequently.


It’s not like I’m actually looking for a bathroom. No, I found the bathroom. It’s the toilet I’m having trouble with. It’s either dirty or not working or exposed to the public. Very weird. I have no idea what it all means, either. I just know when I wake up from one of these dreams, I’m frustrated. Pretty bad when I can gross myself out, too, because some of those dreams have been pretty rank.

Hey, if you know what this theme means, then by all means, share. I’d like your opinion.


I love these dreams. The house is always larger than it seems. Rooms and stairways appear out of no where and lead to other areas I never knew existed. Almost never ending and never scary. Just a lot of exploring. All I know is when I wake up, I wish I were still in that house because I hadn’t had a chance to explore it all.

Hmmm… Does this mean I’m nosy? Well, I guess I am. I just never follow through in real life. These dreams let me do that.


I hate these dreams. Or should I say nightmares? I’m usually driving in the mountains, on a narrow two-laned road. Weather sometimes plays a part, but there always comes a time when there’s a white fence on the curve and instead of taking the curve I just plow through the fence. And yes, this is when I wake up. Don’t know why I want to drive over a cliff, or what would happen if I hit bottom. I don’t think I want to find out!

I’ve also had repeat dreams. I only realize it’s a repeat when I wake up, but I have never written it down, so it’s long gone out of my head now. But at the moment of waking, I realize I’ve dreamed it before. The next time that happens, I really need to write it down. Heck, I should just write down my dreams. Sometimes they’re quite entertaining (to me anyway).

So, have you had themes in your dreams? Have you ever had a repeat dream? Or am I just a freak?



Maria Zannini said...

I love analyzing what dreams mean.

Not finding a suitable toilet: That's a toughie, but I think you touched on it--frustration. It could mean you feel frustrated or blocked from doing what you want to do. Maybe you're not doing enough for yourself.

Exploring a house: I love this one too. I always find an entire wing of old and rare things shelved in perfect order, waiting for me to explore.

Falling off a cliff: LOL! Mine is having a bridge collapse underneath me. Yikes! The only strange thing about that one with me is that I always land safely--even though I should be dead.

You should try to stay in the dream all the way. You might find that you survive your fall.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Now that you mention the frustration of those bathroom dreams, I realized that since I lost my job in June and have been writing everyday, I haven't had one of those dreams, either. I hope I never do, too.

As for staying in a dream, you'll have to tell me how to do that!!

Maria Zannini said...

I'm always cognizant of my dreams. I know some people have taught themselves to do this, but I've always done it naturally.

All I can tell you is that while you're dreaming, you're also 'talking' to yourself, making you more aware of your dream setting. So when I'm 'falling to my inevitable death' I know it's just a dream and I ride it down.

It's kind of like reading a good book. You feel like you're part of the action, but you know you're not really in the story.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Interesting. I'll have to see if I can do that the next time.

LD Masterson said...

Sadly, I'm one of those people who loses my dreams as I wake up. I can almost remember what I was dreaming then it slips away.

Jemi Fraser said...

My dreams tend to be on the scary/terrifying side so I try hard to forget them. Most people in my family don't dream much and rarely remember their dreams. Mine can be SO vivid. *shudder*

Stacy McKitrick said...

Linda - That's normally how I am, too. But sometimes one will linger, especially when it scares the crap out of me!

Jemi - I had one vivid dream when I was a kid - thought my parents were going to kill me. I was afraid to go near them for two days, that's how real it felt. I finally confessed and boy, did I feel better (and a little silly)!