I've had the idea for writing this thread for a couple of weeks now since the dream. At least I think I had the dream a couple of weeks ago. Surely
not more than that. Sometimes I have the random dream like everyone else, but more often than not I go to "The Same Place" in my dreams, meaning the
same metroploitan lanscsape, where different things happen. It's recognizable upon waking up as "the same place".
Who Else Seems To Go To The Same Place Every Night In Their Dreams?
The dream I shall relate in this thread may or may not have been in that "Same Place". I was outside only briefly at the beginning of the dream and
didn't get to survey the surroundings much.
That's why I've created this thread specifically for this dream.
Some other reasons I've decided to create this thread:
1. The dream was unusually vivid for a dream that didn't seem to be that "Same Place".
2. I was able to turn lights on and off, something I usually can't do in my dreams.
3. I could read text in this dream. Usually I can't make out what anything written says in my dreams.
4. If this is a "real" place, perhaps someone else on ATS has been there, and I'd like to know what they know.
I was outside walking along a sidewalk in an area that seemed to be zoned for retail and warehousing. I entered a long, low, two or three story
building that seemed from the outside to be a warehouse. I don't recall being with anyone on the outside of this building, but as I began to explore
the interior, it was apparent that I was with someone. I believe it was a woman. It seems to me that we both had decided to explore the building. It
was not apparent whether this was an abandoned warehouse or not. (Thinking back it semed to have an air of decay, disrepair or something. Kind of like
some of the areas in the dream-place in my other thread.) I think I was on the second or third floor when I noticed she was with me. I don't recall
ever being on the ground floor. We were looking down a very long "isle" which ran parallel to one of the exterior walls. There were warehouse type
windows running down the lenght of this wall, and at the end there seemed to be a doorway which opened on a anteroom or some type of vestibule or
stairwell. Perhaps it was a stairwell with a door on the other side leading to the rest of the floor we were on. That seems about right. In the
stairwell or anteroom in addition to the door leading farther into the warehouse there was a firedoor leading to the outside on the righthand side.
Pehaps to a gangway/walkway fire escape kind of structure. It also led to the roof. I remember this because at some point in the dream I became
separated from the woman who had apparently gone back to this door to try and find a way out of he building. I remember she wanted me to go with her
to the roof, but I had become absorbed with examining the rows of items in the building.
There were piles and piles of books. Some on shelves, many were simply piled up. Like a used book store. There were other things in addition to books.
Before the woman and I became separated, I had picked up a small dark blue "vase". You might call it a miniature vase. In the vase there was some
kind of dried flower or something sililar. I aked her what this little vase-like thing was and she told me something like "It's what they used to
call a buffet in the old days".
Anyway, I think it was shortly after this that she left for the "roof". I didn't see her in the dream again. As a matter of fact, I don't really
remember seeing her at all, just conversing with her.
So, I'm making my way farther down the isle towards the far end and find another door or archway leading into a room filled with various musical
instruments. It reminds me of your typical music instrument store. There were keyboards, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, drum kits, etc.
Apparently there were more electric guitars than acoustic. I decided to look around this room briefly, and saw a couple acoustic guitars mixed in with
the others. In this dram-world guitars are apparently displayed laying on their sides instead of in the typical veritical position. Anyway, I picked
up one of the guitars. It was a highly polished laquered black acoustic. I tried playing a few chords. I picked up another and noticed there were
other people in this room lookong at things to. The second guitar I picked up said on the tag that it was a "Renaissance guitar" from the Grumman
company. There is to my knowlede no company that makes guitars called Grumman. I did however check out Renaissance style guitars on the web the next
day and found the one in my dream resembled the general style of Renaissance guitars, except that it was full size.
Unfortunately I don't recall any titles of any of the books I saw in this place. I could read them though which is unusual for me in dreams, and
while wandering around in this warehouse I turned on lights which I usually can't do in dreams either. Usually when I flip the switch or pull the
cord nothing happens. In this dream the lights were the single bulb type you might find in a basement with a dangling string to pull.
That's pretty much all I can remember. Except I think near the end of the dream I went through the door in the "stairwell" leading to the
outside/roof/fire escape to look for the woman who was with me.
I should keep a dream journal beside my bed. Pehaps if I had immediately written this up upon waking certain other details would have been remembered.
So what do you think? Random dream? Akashic Records and Antique Shop?