1. What’s the last vivid dream that you remember having?
I was having one half an hour ago before I woke up. (It’s Saturday morning here.) I dreamed that my friend Little Julie and I were going to be bridesmaids for this skanky girl from my high school. The wedding was actually at the school, and we were getting dressed in the drama classroom. We had to wear these hideous navy blue flapper-type dresses. We made the wedding late because Little had to straighten my hair. (In reality my hair is straight as straw.) When we finally got to the cafeteria, my mom was yelling at me because I’d breached some silly bridesmaid rule of etiquette I didn’t know about. That’s when I woke up.
2. Do you have any recurring dreams?
Three. In one, I’m being chased. I just breathlessly run the entire time trying to avoid the pursuer right behind me. This is my persecution dream. I hate it. In another, I’m about to go on-stage for a play and I don’t know any of the lines. In an unusual twist, it’s sometimes a play that I’ve actually been in before. I’ve even had a variation where I’m up in the booth as stage manager and I don’t know any of the cues. This is my insecurity dream. Lastly, I sometimes have a really good one where I can fly. It’s never, like, up in the clouds; it’s more like I just fly a few feet off the ground while going through my daily life. It’s not effortless, though. I have to mentally strain to take off. Nevertheless, it’s a good one. (Didn’t I read somewhere that all flying dreams are really about sex?)
3. What’s the scariest nightmare you’ve ever had?
I tend to not remember my nightmares, so I can’t say definitively what the scariest was. I did have a really bad one recently where my sister killed this guy and I had to help her hide the body. It was really upsetting.
4. Have you ever written your dreams down or considered it? Why or why not?
Nah. Most of mine aren’t good, and I don’t like to dwell on them longer than I have to.
5. Have you ever had a lucid dream? What did you do in it?
Nope. I tried to once though. I got this book out of the college library on astral projection and lucid dreaming. I tried some of the techniques it gave, but I never really got any results.