Sunday, November 8, 2009

reoccurring dream


a funny cartoon to represent my dream memory

Over the last week I’ve had a reoccurring dream. The imagery is decidedly foggy, so I can’t really share much. I seem to have the same dream every night, and I think it started after the six-hour phone call with Anya a week ago Saturday.

Here’s as much as I remember, I’m lying down on my side, and my brain is being filled with information. I see it visually as little items falling down and entering my head. The image I get is like breakfast cereal being pored from a box with my head being the bowl. The falling items seem like little rectangles.

On the very first night, I even saw a kitchen funnel in my ear as I lie sideways on the pillow so it was easier to pour the items. I recognize that this metaphor is downright silly, and that seems to match my temperament.

What am I being downloaded with? I’m not sure, I woke up last night and I could visualize a tidy list of everything that went into my head. Sadly, as I type this, I can’t remember anything.

During this dream, I am always lying down, and for some reason, I sense that Anya Briggs is there, and she might even be pouring the box of cereal, albeit metaphorically. And we are both wearing tight fitting dark suits, like a scuba diver might wear.

Anya Briggs emailed me this comment (slightly edited):

Ha! ... Ok, that's funny that you thought they looked like cereal or something, because to me, if they were looking like cereal, they look like LIFE cereal ... You know: "Hey Mikey! He likes it!" That cereal? Sure there's no "coincidence" here?
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9 comments:

Red Pill Junkie said...

Ok, couple of questions:

1)In the dream, do you perceive it in the first person, or do you see your body from a distance? You know, because otherwise how can you see these weird cereal flakes enter your head through the ear...

2)Do you feel you're in your own bed inside your home, or are you in another environment? and if so, do you recognize the environment (I see you didn't draw any detail in the backgound, and that is kind of unusual in your art)?

Mike Clelland! said...

Anya Briggs wrote me:

(slightly edited)

Ha! That's exactly what I saw from the description. Ok, that's funny that you thought they looked like cereal or something, because to me, if they were looking like cereal, they look like LIFE cereal, lol

You know: "Hey Mikey! He likes it!" That cereal?

SURE there's no "coincidence" THERE, lol

Mike Clelland! said...

Reply to Red Pill Junkie:

1) I think I saw it from outside my body.

2) If I was in my bed at home, it would be dark, but I visualize the sequence in a well-lit environment.

I'll add that the imagery was a little bit silly. Like a playful metaphor.

Red Pill Junkie said...

What is the UFO phenomenon, if not a playful metaphor on a global scale?? :)

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Pretty weird, Mike. Nice dream touch with the cereal and Anya's interpretation.

staceyjwarner said...

Dreams like this make me giggle. They are so silly and fun at the same time.

I'm going to write about my Heath Ledger experience this week (maybe today)...it is probably the strangest thing that has happened to me yet.

much love

2020a said...

Ha ha ha - that is SO funny. Much love, laughter and light.

Mike Clelland! said...

I wanted to write this when I first posted this dream, but it felt too - I don't know - pompous or something.

It seemed that each little cube of breakfast cereal was a separate topic. One was philosophy, one was advanced physics, another was principles of consciousness, etc...

Brizdaz said...

RE:
"LIFE cereal ... You know: "Hey Mikey! He likes it!" That cereal? Sure there's no "coincidence" here?"

It reminds me of the humorous saying,
"LIFE is like an ANALOGY"

How True?