Do you dream about people you’ve never met in person? I’ve had some quite vivid dreams lately featuring my fellow bloggers. Who’s a dream interpreter around here?

Last night I dreamed I screwed something up at work, an actual previous job, not a dream fabrication. My supervisor was lecturing me for mailing some paperwork in late, and I was trying to bluff my way out of it. Unfortunately, there were emails somehow proving that I was guilty, authored by none other than Rachel @ eggsinarow. Gee, thanks! I wonder why you were getting me in trouble? It wasn’t on purpose, though. I don’t see how emails could be more proof than the postmark, anyway.

I read somewhere once that your mind never makes up a face for your dreams, that it’s always someone you’ve actually laid eyes on, whether it’s a stranger at the grocery store or someone you’ve known all your life. That’s got to be theory, though. How can you test something like that?

I also remember something about most of the people in dreams are strangers in waking life. That one stuck with me because almost everyone in my dreams is someone I really know, not just the dream-know, but an actual friend, relative, or acquaintance.

Even when I’ve never even seen what they look like.

Does anyone else have dreams like that?

10 Comments on “Dreams”

  1. gwen says:

    I have had dreams featuring folks from a forum I’ve belonged to for years — they’re so funny that I end up posting about them, and then other people there reply with ones they’ve had. I think it happens because we get used to communicating with people online, even though we’ve never met them in person, and your brain treats them like you know them.

    It’s even weirder if you’ve never seen them before, though, so I find that my dreams will have them involved, but not pictured then.

  2. Tigger says:

    Trying to find a way to explain this… I have dreams where the people I see aren’t actually the people they ARE, and I can tell by the feel of them. For example, the person who FEELS like my husband doesn’t look like him, and the person who LOOKS like him feels like someone else. I don’t know if that makes any sense to anyone other than me. A lot of other times the people in my dreams don’t have faces that I can see, but I can still sense who they are.

    After my mom died I would have really really vivid dreams, and they were all blood, death, chaos, violence – and she died of cancer, not from anything violent or bloody. People from my work would be in them, sentient & evil plants, really weird stuff. Every time I had to go to the cemetery I would have dreams like that for 3-4 days. I’m glad they’ve finally stopped, for the most part!

  3. Rachel @ Eggs In A Row says:

    So insnae! What did I look like?

  4. Hahaha, this has not happened to me…yet! I do talk about you guys like we know you, though. Also, you are the only blogger I talk to regularly who doesn’t post pictures of herself, so I’m actually quite dreadfully curious to know what you look like because then I can pretend we are bff even better.

    • aprilvak says:

      Lol! That’s cause I’m the one taking the pictures. I talk about y’all too, and my husband has finally got at least you straight, so I can say Sarah instead of RunningOnWords.

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