BIG DREAMS ARE BIG FUN
By Norris Chambers
dream that I had seemed so real that I didnít know it was a dream. I thought
we were playing on the machine and jumping off in the soft dirt. On the first
jump I noticed that we were not jumping into dirt but into rough gravely
ground that wasnít kind to our bare feet. I couldnít understand how the
texture of the soil had changed so suddenly. I was a little shocked when I
woke up and found that I was in bed instead of at the old thresher. When I got
up the following morning the dream was heavily pressed into my memory and I
made a quick trip out behind the barn to check the soil. To my surprise it was
nice and soft again.
wasnít long before I had other dreams but I learned to recognize them as
just dreams. They sometimes seemed so real that it was hard to believe that
they didnít really happen. A dream that came often in those early years was
one in which I could hold my hands in a certain position and push down with
all my strength and I would float above the surface and into the air about for
five or six feet. I remember that
I could rise and go over the clothes line. I could move forward by leaning in
that direction while continuing the constant downward push.
floating feat that I could accomplish in a dream was something that others
could not do. I felt like I should have had special recognition for doing
something as unusual as this. The only thing observers would say when I
started floating around was, ďOh, he can do that.Ē
It seemed to be treated as something that I could do and no one else
could but it was nothing to get excited about.
This dream soon started to occur less frequently and by the time I was
in the second or third grade it disappeared entirely.
are many dream analyzers who believe that dreams have meanings and sometimes
indicate what might be in store for us in the future. Most of those who make
those claims will charge you for an analysis. Iíve never resorted to having
a dream interpreted and after all these years of dreaming I donít know why
we have dreams or if they have any special meaning. I suspect they are just
part of the brainís mischievous fun time.
dream at times. We have all seen dogs moving their feet as if running. I have
even seen them bark in their sleep. Chickens sometimes act as if something is
bothering them in their sleep. Pigs occasionally squeal while asleep.
Sometimes they wake up and act surprised to find themselves in their familiar
time I had a rather confusing dream. I dreamed that I was in a lot of trouble
and there didnít seem to be any way to keep from getting hurt. I woke up and
discovered the dream was nothing but a dream. But the strange part was that I
just dreamed that I was dreaming and woke up. Then later I really woke up!
dream within a dream is a real rarity!
once wrote a fantasy tale about a society in some strange place where people
entered into an amusement park and paid a sizeable sum of money to enter a
dream parlor. Here a technologically advanced system took you through a
lifetime on some fictional planet called Earth where you lived a full
life from birth to death. After years of living in a strange land where you
might have a great life or a terrible one you died and the journey was over.
The experience seemed so realistic that you thought the existence on earth was
real and that the life there was the center of the universe.
to this strange, unreal planet were shocked to find that the people there did
not live in harmony but fought each other in strange conflicts called wars.
Many of the participants actually died in battle and the dream was over for
them. The entire population of that planet was composed of inhabitants living
the dreams they paid for in another life.
there they did not know about their real life but lived the life of the dream.
None of the earth planet or the life on it was real!
who returned from this dream parlor experience had very vivid memories of the
lives they lived there Ė some were short and some were long, depending on
the unpredictable circumstances of that particular dream. Very few of the
adventure seekers who took the dream trip wanted to try another experience on
can be a lot of fun, but they can also become very confusing when you begin to
wonder which is the dream and which is real.
Is there a lot of fun in dreaming? Sometimes there is and sometimes there is not. It seems to depend on what the dream is about and how you are involved. My advice would be if you must dream make it a good dream. Then it will be fun!