Dreams are amazing, aren’t they? After a long day, all we have to do is put our head on our pillow, close our eyes, and then this incredibly weird and wonderful film plays in our head. Sure, sometimes dreams can be rather dull or leave you anxious, but those times are few and far between. Most nights are reserved for the impossible. We play in the gardens of an elegant castle, track the footprints of some ancient beast, or battle giant frogs who have lasers for eyes. We hunt monsters and drive an ’67 Impala. We fly through space and time with a woman in a blue Police box. We even fall in love with sparkly vampires who live in the northwest.
Yes, I’ll admit it. I dream about fictional characters and celebrities far too much.
I can’t get enough of it, though. After a night of dreaming about my imaginary loved ones, I wake up refreshed, invigorated, and excited. My fantasy life has allowed me to delve into the world of these characters without limits or repercussions. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve saved Sam and Dean Winchester, or flown through the sky on a witch’s broom. I’ve even been a 007-style spy with Michael Fassbender by my side.
The kinds of things I get up to during one cycle of REM sleep is quite astonishing and completely ridiculous. Occasionally, I’ll have one dream and continue the same story weeks later. I’m amazed how my brain has the ability to maintain a plot line. Hey, even in my sleep, I’m a writer.
I never know who or what I’ll dream about. I don’t what will happen, but that’s the best part, isn’t it? In our dreams, we are able to do the impossible.