Monday, April 25, 2016

Dreams


I remember waking up several times during the night, sweating, even though the floor fan whirred quietly, blowing gentle breezes across the uncomfortably hot bed sheets.  The first couple of times, I didn’t mind getting out of bed. 

But, this last time, I uttered a moan of regret at having to leave the bed and the warm and beautiful dream I was having. This was not the first time I had had a similar dream, but this particular dream was so real, so peaceful, and sweet that I didn’t want to wake up.

I closed my eyes tightly, trying to force myself back to sleep without answering the call of nature that had jolted me awake.  No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get back to sleep.  I lay there for what seemed like an eternity trying to figure out how I could recapture the delicious dream, nothing worked. 

Finally, giving up in despair, I reasoned that if I hurried to the bathroom and back to bed I might be able to salvage that wonderful feeling I had just before waking up.

It wasn’t long before I was in that semi-conscious state between hearing the radio and not being able to distinguish what the talk show host was talking about. 

In a matter of minutes the peacefulness of the dream returned, washing me with a feeling of pure ecstasy.  I sleepily wished to return to the same spot in the dream where I left off before. I’m ready …      

Let the dream begin! 

10 comments:

Evelyn said...

I know this. Yes, it's happened to me, too. Except I've never been able to recapture a great dream. In more recent years I have woke up laughing from something in my dream, waking myself up in the process and then having no memory of what I dreamed. Those are even more frustrating. Here will be a great heart-to-heart: Have you ever had an ongoing series of dreams? I get that every once in while. It's like almost watching your life in a T.V. series.
I wonder if I am a weird dreamer ?
The Castle Lady

Lin Floyd said...

so tell us about the dream... I'm usually happy to awake and leave dumb dreams behind and the stress involved. lol!

dellgirl said...

Yes Evelyn, I have had an ongoing series of dreams before. Some were rather disconcerting because I could never get to the end. Thanks for stopping in and for leaving the nice comment.

dellgirl said...

I hear you loud and clear, Lin. I also like to leave the dumb dreams and the stress involved behind. Those are the times I an happy to wake up and get out of bed. Thank you for coming by to read and for the nice comment. Oh! I don't remember the dream itself, just the delicious feeling I had about it.

Medeia Sharif said...

I have a recurring dream of being in a beautiful park close to water and I don't want it to stop.

dellgirl said...

So you know what I'm referring to Medeia. Those are too too sweet and satisfying. So we don''t want to let go of them. Thanks for stopping in and for commenting, I appreciate that.

Rhapsody said...

blessings my friends......
Ha nature always interrupts the flow of things. Isn't funny when its a sweet dream you have difficulty recapturing it but when its a nightmare you fall right back into it in the sport the scared the hibbie gibbies out of you?

ah life.
have a blessed one
peace.
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Kay said...

I don't think I've ever been able to recapture a dream after waking... even half waking. Sometimes I have the worst time getting up. My husband and I joke that it feels like the bed keeps grabbing us and pulling us back onto the mattress.

dellgirl said...

Oh yes Rhapsody, you are so right. I have had my share of nightmares in my lifetime. No amount of waking up or getting up can stop you from picking up right where you left off in a nightmare. But the sweet dreams, you never can get them back.

dellgirl said...

That has happened to me also, Kay. That only happens though during the nightmares. Seems as if the bed is saying, "get back down here you've got to finish this".