Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dream Walking



Walking down the dirty and damp streets of Minneapolis after a hard days work I always see the same sights. The female traffic cop in the middle of Marquette and 5th with whistle in mouth, the light rail rings it's bell and pulls into station right before I cross 5th. Then it's three city blocks to the bus stop, past a large group of fellow bus riders by the newspaper machines, cross in front of the parking ramp exit and wait at the light on 4th. Then past another group usually containing a few smokers… I doge the clouds of smoke and hold my breath, pick up the pace to make the light on 3rd and then wait for the 850 Metro Transit to arrive.

I think I could make this little trip in my sleep… in fact I have noticed that I have been dream walking. My brain actually escapes what is going on around me and I have dreams, wide awake on my way to the bus. Usually they are just about things to come, I will go over situations, conversations and future events in my mind. Oddly enough I become so wrapped up in them that sometimes I wonder if I am talking to myself… I know I laugh out loud when something funny happens…

I have always been a dreamer. I used to think that all of my dreams had profound meaning, so I wrote them all down. I thought perhaps they would unlock the secrets of my future someday. I have in my life had a few very powerful and profound dreams that have changed my course… however most of them are just nonsense. If all of my dreams did come true I would live a very interesting life indeed...

I was thinking about writing down some of the more wacky dreams I have had in my life. I thought it would be a good laugh for you all, but they never seem quite as amazing or funny when you tell someone else.

I am grateful for an active imagination, it always seems to make life more interesting... what do you daydream about?

2 comments:

Amy & James said...

I'm always replaying conversations in my mind, and planning things I'd LIKE to say to people, but never do. Sometimes I think something really happened, but in reality, I just day-dreamed it. Your daily routine sounds like a movie!

UrbanPony said...

I daydream about whatever comes up that day, moment. Like if I hear of a great contest on the radio, I daydream about what I would do if I won, who would I take, how will I use it, what if I give it to someone else? The last few days my mind was somewhere else. I had to go in for minor surgery and since I've never had any kind of surgery, my mind was every where as to what's going to happen. All turned out well, except this morning I can't seem to type anything right. I hope that's not the outcome of the surgery!!!!