I’ve been having some crazy dreams lately – you know the ones I mean – where you see people from your past that you haven’t seen in years – and suddenly there they are right in front of you – like they never went away. Sometimes it’s hard to tell reality from fantasy – the real from the unreal – when you’re dreaming. The things that we know to be true when we are awake – somehow slip away during ‘another life’ in our dream world. I would like to make sense of it – and have it explained – but there doesn’t seem to be a reason. I can see somebody that I haven’t thought of in 30 years and suddenly they are a very normal part of my dream world – like they never left – and yet I can have a traumatic situation that is relatively fresh – and never dream about that person or event at all.
It is nice to wake up and find that a troubling dream – is in fact – just a dream. However – I would be lying if I said that I would never want to remain in a dream – where my mind has conjured up an old friend – and we are conversing and the problem and situation which left us separated by silence and hurt feelings in the real world – does not exist in a dream – and things are solved and dealt with face to face. It is then – that I hate to wake up and realize that could never happen – it was just a dream.
Having said that – I found this wonderful song from Michael W. Smith – where he sums up those feelings that we have for people – in or out of a dream.
Dedicated to my all the wonderful people in my life – who have remained – this is for you…