As I was awoken by a rude blaring alarm,I was surprised by how happy I was just before the alrarm.
Deliriously happy, my facial muscles tired of laughing and smiling, and I hadn’t been this happy for months.
And it was because of a dream.
Let me preface by declaring that dreams are weird.
I was in a rustic amusement park where wild animals ran free (mostly herbivores, but in all sizes), the water parks were full of children and marine mammals, and I was trying to avoid a man.
I was trying to avoid a man whom I didn’t like, but who had forced his company onto me.
He was a stranger, bit I could sense that he was a lech and pervert. But I had an inexplicable desire to demonstrate my superiority to him. I wanted to show him that I was better than him and somehow wanted to lead him by example.
Yet I made some excuse and walked away from him and he was was briskly trying to catch up.
Mind you this is just an exercise to remember what happened almost eight hours ago, so a lot of details are missing.
Suddenly a child came out of the pool and splashed water on me playfully.
I smiled at the child, thinking to myself, “I should be better at dealing with children now”
Her mother came from somewhere nearby to apologise to me for her child.
I was surprised that the mother was a recently married acquaintance of mine.
In my dream she already had 5 year old daughter.
I kept the same smile that I had towards the child towards the mother.
We spoke, and child playing with me, and we walked briskly together to avoid the stranger.
We came up on a narrow pathway with low walls on both sides and suddenly the mother said that the wall was useful.
I didn’t understand.
She then clarified that I could hide behind those walls until the stranger would pass.
I thought to myself, ‘Yes, that’s a good idea, why didn’t I think of that, and I could take a leak once behind the walls’
And then I woke up, distinctly remembering the dream, where my mind has effectively created different persons with distinct personalities and boundaries.
By boundaries I mean that although the different people were created by my mind, they operated strictly by the world’s rules, and there were distinct boundaries to human thought, i.e,I could not read or fathom another person’s thoughts even though I created that person.
But most importantly my dream was telling me through to different people (the mother and I) that I needed to wake up and pee.
Sometimes dreams are just a way of telling me I need to wake up and pee.