I had quite a dream last night..
The dream started with me being with my dad (passed away) in some some sort of underground facility. I would say a mine, but that was only part of it,
and Civilization might be a better word than "facility." But, I didnt see that right at first. My dad seemed to be some sort of authority figure..
However, it became clear that the people around me were dwarves (of the mythological variety). The first.. "hint" was that a man I was talking to had
a thin beard growing from his nose. Not nose hairs as we know it, but about from the middle of the bridge to the tip. Quite rangy.
I tried to fit in and work, but it didnt go so well. It seemed I had brought my health issues into my dreams. I very rarely dream, but when I do that
can happen. I was dodging some types of forklifts, and eventually just started to try to stay out of the way. This went on for quite some time, trying
out different jobs, etc. One miner said something about a body embedded in the rock as a warning of possible dangers. I asked where, and was told just
to my right in the thin area we were in. When I looked, sure nuff, there was a petrified body there. Not a "gross" thing, just fascinating.
I eventually remember looking at some sort of display of geological treasures. Incredibly beautiful stuff like geodes and other specimens, but many of
which were not like any I have actually seen while awake. Off and on through all this, my dad would pop in and check on me. He seemed.. genuinely and
truly happy. More than that, he seemed fulfilled.
Eventually I found my way to some sort of break area, or maybe even living quarters. There, I found a lady that I was rather fond of. She was showing
me something like our electronic tablets and seeing if I could fix it. I could not.. Though I didnt get too much time with it. I have an odd
confidence I could have fixed it.
Time went on a bit, just spending time and laughing.. Then I remember myself sitting on the ground with her embracing me from behind, her head resting
on my right shoulder. Still messing with the "tablet" a bit. While awake, this seems a bit strange as I feel like the time spent with her was maybe
only days or a week, but in the dream it seemed rather normal. Where we were sitting was basically right next to a busy work area. She randomly asked
me "whats your lifespan?" To which I thought (rarely have thought processes in non lucid dreams) 'well, thats a bit of an odd question. Im pretty sure
dwarves live a long time though.' So, I responded "oh, not that long." There were a few moments of silence, then I noticed she was weeping. Very
openly, and increasing in volume. I thought (again, unique) 'oh, this is sure to go over well with all these burly damn dudes working around here.'
However, I realized I didnt really care too much, patted her left hand that was around my chest and leaned my head into her cheek. No idea why she was
But, then the dwarves around us joined in the embrace one by one. No questions asked, no talking, and many literally dropped what they were doing to
join in. And then they began to hum. Maybe a tune, maybe not. I got the impression that it was not necessarily a common happening, but clearly wasnt
something that NEVER happened. One of the most beautiful things.. Staggeringly, unimaginably so.. No idea why I would be allowed to be party to such a
At this point, my stepmom broke in, with a few members of the family, and said something about "changelings" and how we must go visit them, and not
have them "take" me. To make sure of this, she told me her favorite meal to then relay to her after the meeting to make sure it was really me.
I was rather distressed that she had interrupted whatever was going on with the dwarves. Still am, even awake. However, it seemed important, so I
Before I left though, I turned to the lady and simply stated "thank you for.. your time." I got the strange impression and thought (again, but this
was the strongest one) that I should go for a bow and add "m'lady." I cant remember if I did, but I lean towards no. I get the impression that her
status there was an open secret of sorts, but I dont know what that status might have been.
Sadly, it seemed that it was a "hurry up and wait" situation with the changelings. My stepmom was eating, and in a booth to our left (we were in the
open, still seemed underground), I noticed an arm reaching for food. I immediately knew it was one of my grandmas (stepmoms mom) and then it all gets
a bit garbled while my body was waking up. When I did wake up, there were tears in my eyes and as I took a few of my first bumbling steps (you know
how it is..), I mumbled "I hope we meet again m'lady." Which.. just seemed to pop out as if some extension of the dream. Even now.. I hope we do so I
can try my hand at a polite bow. Never really tried before! Or, if Im honest, never really considered bowing
to anyone even as a polite
greeting. I mean, I guess its not really a thing anymore, but even in contexts where it might be fun or appropriate (renaissance fair!).. Thats not
where my mind goes.
From my first "health event" (diagnosed as a seizure, but Im not so sure) I can probably count the number of dreams Ive had on both hands. Thats over
a time period of decades.. Before that, it wasnt just a nightly occurence.. I pretty much lucid dreamed all night every night. Many seem to go for
flying with a lucid dream, but I can tell you.. There is a lot more there. A LOT more. We can build entire worlds, and watch them rise and fall over
eons. Design entire civilizations from the ground up, and observe them flourish or fail on their own.
Regardless, since then, very few and never lucid. And even there.. They tend to be something like the dream equivalent of "noise." No cohesion, etc.
Just random disconnected images and sounds, and every time I wake up with a headache. To say that this dream was unique in that regard would be an
understatement. I felt a depth and cohesion that I hadnt felt even when I dreamt frequently, lucid or not. It didnt just reach that level of feeling
"real," or the next level of feeling "deeply impactful and something that stays with you," or even the next level of feeling "Important"
reached beyond that to a level Ive never felt. No headache (first one in decades).
Highly strange, incredibly wonderful, sad.. And it somehow feels like I just interacted with a society and people in ways I havent even imagined
myself. I have always read a lot, specifically scifi and fantasy, but the part I found neat is that what I experienced was not in any book.. And not
at all like I imagined such a people might be in even my wildest flights of fantasy. It was all so much more down to Earth (
), and yet, more
wild and foreign.
I debated whether to actually post any of this. Some feels a bit.. private. I do believe there is much more to dreams than just our brain
decompressing, but Ive never really figured out exactly what that "more" might mean. Or if it really even matters. Even so, I figured that if someone
is struggling a bit, or isnt struggling at all, that it might capture their imagination like it has mine
edit on 16-4-2020 by Serdgiam
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