Ok, I've always had wierd, colorful, vivid, sometimes animated dreams, but two days ago I had the most singularly unique and funny dream I've ever
had. In the dream, a series of events transpired that got me to laughing so hard that it woke me up, at which time I instantly realized that I was
laughing uncontrollably and had full recall of the dream, the subject matter of which kept me laughing for about 30 minutes.
So on to the dream: In the dream, my entire neighborhood was participating in what seemed to be a combination of a neighborhood block party and
theater in the park as part of some homeschooling theatrical program. I was standing on the sidelines making snarky comments to my wife about how
lame it was, but the story line of the play (which I do not recall) began to suck me in, and before I knew it, I was in costume and character
participating in the play.
As the play proceeded, a procession consisting of a younger boy followed by several adult women dressed in black flowing silk robes approached up the
street. As they drew nearer, the boy came into clear view and I could see his costume clearly. He was bald and his head was spray painted gold as
was his poorly constructed cardboard suit of armor, which was covered in glued on dry macaroni, which was also spray painted gold. This is where I
started to lose it in the dream.
I felt the laughter welling up in me, and was struggling to hide my absolute amusement of this boy's appearance. The boy could tell that I was about
to start laughing at him, and the look on his face was that of being absolutely crestfallen. I could not longer hold it in; I blurted out, "what the
hell are you supposed be, the macaroni knight?" I then started laughing so hard that my vision began to narrow and I was feeling light headed so I
went and laid down on my side on the driveway next to my garage door and continued my uproarious laughter. At one point, the laughter started so
subside, but just as I thought I might be free of it, I rolled over to see one of the costumed mothers glare at me and whisper to another, "THAT's the
guy I was telling you about." This immediately sent me reeling in laughter again, and at this point, I woke up laughing, and was so amused by the
whole experience that i continued laughing so hard that I could scarcely explain to my wife, who was very concerned that I was sobbing. I finally got
it out and her facial expressions at hearing my account kept me laughing off and on for the next 30 minutes.
Far and away, one of the most memorable dreams I've had in the last several years.
Anyone else ever have dreams with intense emotions that are still present upon waking?
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