reply to post by fossilera
You know the funny thing is, that what you experienced in your dream is no different to what you'd have experienced in real life.
The 'story' is the same to your brain. It doesn't know the difference.. only you tell it that.
I've had similar thoughts along that line before... I tend to be overwhelmed by smells. And not long ago it was debilitating, I could be walking down
a street and suddenly the smell of something perfumed, a bush, a laundry, washing on the line, would cause me to instantly stop and become lost.
I would be transported to another 'reality'.. or place.. So real, and so all encompassing.. but only for a split second. and then I'd carry on.. it
would be, and still is, something I don't like.
Because it makes me feel as if I somehow managed to be in 'reality' for a moment. and this is all something else. What if that feeling I had for
that split second, is what was supposed to be?
I mean, tomorrow you could have a car accident and wake up not remembering anyone in your life. Everyone a stranger. It's no different than suddenly
being taken out of your life and dumped into another.
What if 30 years ago you were supposed to call that girl you liked, but never did.. Where are your children, your family, all the friends you would
We tend to think of the things we have as explicitly ours. We will fight to the death to save our loved ones.. We can not imagine life without the
people in our lives that make it special.
How can we feel so strongly that we must protect the things we have, while at the same time, we've willingly let our 'alternative' lives drift
Ahh it does my head in. I sit here, a hermit, a recluse, forced to interact with society on a regular basis.. and when I think back to when I was a
teenager, if someone had said "Go, this. You!" I'd have said "Not bloody likely."
It's all chemical and electrical reactions in our brain.. all of it. but oh how powerful a reality it can create, or take away from us, in the blink
of an eye.