Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Dream Train

The one good thing that came out of being sick on Sunday was that last night I finally got some much needed sleep. At some point, I started dreaming, but like a few weeks ago this was almost a lucid dream. Around 3 a.m., I woke up long enough to pick up my cell phone and record my dream.
I then promptly fell asleep and slept until after 6 a.m.
When I woke up, I realized I'd been dreaming again and so as the coffee gurgled, I wrote those thoughts down too.
As it turns out, it was a productive night. As I listened to the recording this morning I realized it was an idea for a newspaper column.
After coffee, I knocked the story out in 15 minutes which is some kind of record for me. The column entitled "Losing a Day." This after losing Sunday evening through Monday evening due to the stomach bug. I think it's funny and insightful and I believe you'll like it when I post it next Monday (after it runs on Sunday).
I'd post it now, but I have people who follow my blog that subscribe to the paper and it would be a bit of a spoiler for them.
The second dream was a pamphlet for a project that I'm working on now with the Walker County Center of Technology.
The WCCT is a school where students from all over the county can come and work on marketable skills --
Cosmetology, Welding, Auto, Drafting, etc.
Most of the kids who go to WCCT are not the "in crowd". They are not the cheerleaders, or football players.
The pamphlet I dreamed was "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me In High School".
It's full of the bits of wisdom I've learned during my time in the workforce. I wrote the outline this afternoon.
Again, once I put the pamphlet together, I'll share it with you here.
I'm not sure why, but it seems lately that many of my dreams have had such clarity. In the past, the dreams I managed to remember have often been strange, almost as if someone took a lifetime of home 8 mm movies, chopped them into bits and pieces and the spliced them together randomly.
It's my intention to ride the dream train where ever it takes me.


  1. Both sound like good ideas and if you just "dreamed them up" - so much the better! Go for it - wherever your dreams take you!

  2. It's funny how our brain seems to work all night. I remember in college when I was studying, things I had a hard time with I would understand or remember well the next day after a night's sleep.

  3. Anonymous6:59 AM

    May it be a smooth ride.

  4. Wow - enjoy your dreamstate! Sounds like it's doing wonders for your creative inspiration! Yay! Take care

  5. That's a good idea to have the cell phone handy to record your dream, thoughts, etc. My dreams are not as productive as yours. Mine are disjointed bits and pieces that rarely make sense.


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