Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Prompt: Dream

noun: dream; plural noun: dreams

    a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep.
    "I had a recurrent dream about falling from great heights"
        a state of mind in which someone is or seems to be unaware of their immediate surroundings.
        "he had been walking around in a dream all day"
    a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.
    "I fulfilled a childhood dream when I became champion

Dreams are funny old things aren't they?  How often do you remember your dreams and do they have any significant meanings?  I rarely remember my sleeping dreams these days.  Although I've had a few odd ones recently about being back at school (I left 20+ years ago) and going on holiday. I'm not sure if the school one means anything to me and holiday, well we've booked one and I'm wondering how we're going to pay for it.  I never seem to dream about being caught naked somewhere I shouldn't be, my teeth falling out or falling and flying.  I sometimes have "those" types of dreams but they are a bit like some holiday snaps (private viewing only). Overall, mine all seem quite mundane, I'm walking down a road and bump into a friend.  These types of dreams don't make for good storytelling do they?  I quite like it when I have remembered a dream but get annoyed if I can only remember snatches of it.  It's like starting a good book and then realising you've read it before.  I also want to tell people about my dreams.  What's that all about?  I'm not entirely convinced we want to hear other peoples ramblings about stroking their cat and it turned out to be a tiger and started chasing them through the old swimming pool changing rooms. (you get the picture).

What about the other type of dreams? (No not the mucky ones!) I mean the ambition type.  Sadly, I don't think as a child I ever had any particular ambitions.  Maybe get a Blue Peter badge or have a picture shown on Take Hart or Hartbeat.  Neither things I achieved.   Many children wanted to be on Jim'll Fix It but I never had a burning ambition to wing walk or dance with Bucks Fizz.  There was never a job ambition either, I didn't know if I wanted to be a Doctor, nurse, vet, or librarian which is probably why I am none of these things.  

I'm thinking it should be quite sad I had no ambitions but on the other hand, I have no regrets.   My 9year old wants to be a vlogger/gamer.  Good luck to him I say but don't be disappointed if it never happens. It's only a dream after all.



  1. I have very vivid dreams, but rarely remember more than flashes, which drives me nuts! As you say, very frustrating! As for ambitions, I'm not sure I had very clear ones either, I've always known what I enjoyed, but most things I've done I've fallen into rather than had a burning desire to do. I think dreams and ambitions are good, they give us something to work towards, but a sensible head is also good :) Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x

  2. I remember a lot of my dreams, some good some bad. And I've had some of those sorts of dreams... Ethan hawke and Ben affleck! (not at the same time, I have my limits even in the dream world!). As for ambitions... I've always wanted to be a writer and I'm trying! No regrets is a good way to be - well done you! #theprompt

  3. i used to have running dreams where I could run and run and not jiggle or get out of breath lol. I soooo wish I could run like this. Or i would be in a out of control car !! weird lol

  4. I think I'm more active in my dreams than in actual life and I'm always being stabbed or drowning is another reoccurring one. Sometimes I'm happy to wake up for a rest lol. Good post. X