Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Bad Dream

Agitator Radley Balko says he has this dream once a month.

I just had it last night, with slight changes in the details.

The essence of it, the acute anxiety.....all there, in force....

Thank God I never actually feel it in 'waking life'. Seriously. I think I'd rather be uptight and stressed in my dreams....with a happy waking life the real escape!

I do notice it always accompanies economic stress.

Anyone else have it regularly?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, a couple times a year. Weird.

anonone

Hube said...

Me too!! WTF?? I thought I was the only one. It ALWAYS freaks me out when I wake up.

Anonymous said...

I don't have that one, but i do have a recurring one where i dont have my class schedule and can't find or remember my locker combination.

Hube said...

FWIW, teachers also usually have the one where their class runs amok, and no matter what they can't get it under control.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, I have it a few times a year. It always involves speech class.Required for graduation. Hmmm.

Tyler Nixon said...

I think everyone has some permutation of the dream...falling behind, forgetting, unprepared, exposed, unwitting...with it all coming down at the same time and with irreversible consequences...

Shirley Vandever said...

Ditto here. Funny, I was just talking about this with a co-worker about a week ago. He still can't believe he graduated from highschool (he's 45, LOL).

I always think Bill Cosby is going to show up at my door and ask for my Temple dimploma back because they just found out I missed a requirement.

Really weird.

Tyler Nixon said...

Here's a really weird one.

I just read today's horoscope for my birth sign (Virgo) :

Have you been having a lot of confusing dreams lately? Don't fret -- they are not warnings about what is going to happen next in your life, they are just silly visions cooked up by your subconscious. When you wake up they're gone -- and they should be forgotten. Being preoccupied with what your sleeping brain comes up with could be a way of procrastinating on some stuff you should be taking care of now. Get back to reality and concentrate on the concrete.

pgt said...

I also used to have a recurring variant of that dream, and in a semiconscious state I would feel frustrated at my lack of progress toward a doctorate (the doctoral program existing only in the dream). Since I retired, that one hasn't come back.

You have apparently touched a nerve here.