Have you ever woken from a deep slumber realizing that you are YOU, and the past few moments which you were just living out made no sense at all? Absolutely no sense? It does happen quite a number of times to quite some people which is exactly the reason it makes one ponder, what is the objective? In the sense, what do you comprehend of dreams that you do not even have an iota of an understanding about? Picturize this. A straight line green in color is extending in a single direction, takes a curve then divides into similar colored lines all forming different curves, forming no symmetry. I could not make anything of this dream. Absolutely zero. Then all of a sudden, I am there, doing something, with someone. Sometimes it can be the weirdest of people doing the weirdest of things, like say I remember this particular dream six years back. I was in high school and this particular dream really made me excogitate for a really long period of time. I was returning home from school and find that my home is surrounded by a totally different surrounding. A completely contrasting setting. There were no neighboring houses. A long lake behind my house, very few people walking the streets. There was no air of business around at all. It was as if the place went back in time by around half a century. Then all of a sudden I am in another location altogether. Sometimes there is a dream within a dream. I wake up in that dream, to discover that I am living an other life. Then when things slowly unravel and still it doesn’t make any sense, you wake up and come back into reality. It is as if who you are and what you make of yourself in reality has a weird influence on your dreams. If the difference between what you dream and what happens in reality is too high, then you wake up with the shortest of dreams. If the dream involves something and someone from your real life, then the dream prolongs and you even remember a part of the dream very well. Now I do not the science behind dreams, but if scientists have found out how to ‘create’ a dream, and then put a person in a virtual world, a lot of unhappiness in a person’s life can be made up for. But the dangers of such a potentially hazardous science, still at its infancy, are great considering that the ‘virtualization’ might become uncontrolled.

Another random observation from my dreams is that none of them are following a sequence. Supposing you think of a particular thing the whole day, and it might not come in your dream at all. And you think of something else for a very short period of time, and it might have a high probability of appearing in your dream. Let’s say a person has a Math test tomorrow, and all the while he is doing math, but for a split second, he thinks of his favorite sport, let’s say soccer. Then math again for a few hours. He takes a break and reminisces the good days with his friends, and then goes into problem solving again. Weird though as it may seem, that night he might not dream anything about Math, but he might dream something about soccer or his friends, or weirder still, he might dream his friend playing soccer with him. Dreams are certainly not taken to be lightly, its connection with the brain runs deep, even deeper than one can fathom. Some are so scarily close to reality, that a major section of the people who accidentally relieve themselves while sleeping actually imagine themselves in the dream relieving. Scary but true. And ‘Relief’ here is used in a shorter sense for a broader perspective, indicating that there is more to it than just what can be written here, and a few weirder things related to the natural process of procreation.

Dreams are a weird bunch of creations, I still do not understand their sole purpose. If the dream I dream about is something that I dreamt it wouldn’t be dreamed about, then why dream about something at all? Certain dreams have an added degree of complexity which sometimes makes sense, and sometimes don’t.

One thing that is iterative is whenever I experience a fall of great height, be it from a tall building or into a deep pit, I wake up from my dream before the fall itself completes. The duration of the dream is indirectly proportional to the complexity of the dream. If somehow the complexity also unravels with duration, then you wake up with frenzied pondering and a slightly increased heart beat. Amazing, isn’t it? We all have had our own fair share of weird dreams. It is only very intriguing to see the connection and the science behind the occurrence of dreams.

Comments (6)

On March 7, 2010 at 9:36 AM , Anonymous Someone said...

Dreams are really weird and complex entities of our lives. Regarding Mathematics, I have solved many numericals in dreams which are out of the world and OUT of SYLLABUS for me. Friends tell sometimes I do speak them out aloud in some Undecipherable moan. Dreams are a gateway to a free cinema, so

Dream On Dreamers

 
On March 9, 2010 at 9:40 PM , nituscorner said...

dreams can be so wonderful if its something you really wanted in reality. i wish i would never wake up......and then i would wonder did i see my dreams in black and white or coloured ?????

 
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On July 21, 2010 at 7:29 PM , Rashmi Nair said...

Dreams are always random. My genre is mostly nightmares. :P Nice post.

 
On May 2, 2011 at 1:59 AM , yodaonlife said...

You say, Dreams are a weird bunch of creations, I still do not understand their sole purpose. Which means that dreams are supposed to have a sole purpose? Now rethink what you just said (smiles). Good post but might I suggest shorter paragraphs please? The first paragraph was like never ending. It'll help if you can break your writing into smaller paragraphs. Helps readers like me with lack of focus to read without a lot of pain. Just a quick request. Keep writing!

 
On January 30, 2012 at 11:32 AM , Prashanth Rajan said...

@ Rashmi - thanks . this thanks is long i mean really long overdue !
@yodaonlife - Sure . point duly noted !