Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The corridor


That dream again. Do you ever get it? Walking down a long corridor and thinking, 'I've been here before...'

What does it mean? Or does it mean nothing? And I always walk on with a sense of foreboding, in the dream. If it is a dream.

And there are doorways off to the left and right, some with escape signs encouraging me to run... but I never turn into them. I always plod on. And there are fire hoses too, and alarm buttons to push, but I never pull out the hoses or set off the alarms. I always plod on towards the light at the end, but it never gets any nearer.

And I never meet anyone. I just plod on, and on... and on...

And then I wake up.

And then I plod on...

16 comments:

  1. I do remember the view from the deep and distant path...

    I think the corridor shows only light, not dark...

    Aileen has her work cur out!!

    Set for Warp Drive!!!

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  2. Aileen is "a bit miffed" still, about how Alien Island (which I expect you noticed in the sidebar) turned out; because it is not all about her any more. Women everywhere, of whatever species, they do share certain traits... but still, she comes back to me from time to time (doesn't she? Or am I dreaming again?)

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  3. By the way... same corridor as dim and distant past, but that was it this new month, with a fresh lick of paint, swinging in space many millions, probably billions, of miles from where it was last photographed for this blog, as we rotate around our galactic core, but with the same unattainable light at the end which I will, nevertheless, reach one day. With all this travelling I feel rather tired now. Goodnight.

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  4. For years I had recurring corridor dreams as well, but there were no doors on either side, just an old fashioned elevator at the end with hinged brass gates. The elevator itself was a platform that moved up at a very swift pace. Usually the fright woke me, but one night I stayed with the dream as I shot through a skylight and found myself flying. I never had that dream again.

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  5. Interesting Susan. Perhaps I need to reach the light at the end. I do sometimes have the "lucid dreaming" phenomenon where I know I am in a dream and can control it (or, hang on, is that everyday real life?)... no, but anyway, I have never had a lucid dream episode in the corridor. Maybe tonight? Actually I'll probably end up in your old elevator tonight now you have planted the seed :)

    In lucid dreaming states I often realise I am in a dream because I have no feet. I look down and see no feet so I say, ok this is a dream, but the dream can then continue. Why do I have no feet in a dream? I wonder? I can also levitate while dreaming, of course, suspended in the air by mere willpower. That is fun.

    Then I waken up and am back in the real world with a little lizardy alien friend talking to me :)

    Hang on... again... Is this a dream? Check... nope, I have feet, so I am still awake, and at nearly 3am I wish I wasn't. Damn insomnia

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  6. You have much deeper dreams than me. Mine involved meeting by chance an old friend from America in our village who had doubled in weight and was walking an obese Labrador. Just then a white limo pulls up and a glittering Shirley Bassey (in full evening gown) asks me through the window where she can find good Mexican food in our village.
    Booking the therapist appointment now.

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  7. I think that your dream is more threatening than my only (that I remember) recurrent one. There is a wolf, outside my bedroom door. The house is full, but I cannot warn anyone as I have no voice. The dream is in black and white - except the wolf's tongue which is a slavering red...

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  8. Craig - That sounds like a rather fun dream. Do you think there may be a gap in the market for a Mexican restaurant in your abode? The stars might come flocking to it.

    EC - I think I prefer my deserted corridor. Next time, try patting the wolf? It maybe just wants a friend.

    One of my most disturbing dreams was when my brother had chocolate eyes and I wanted to pull them out and eat them. That was many years ago, but I still remember it well.

    I often find the waking world of "reality" very disturbing as well.

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  9. Oh no! Not the never ending corridor dream...that's just horrible..it's a good thing that you never get to the end...you know what'll be waiting for you right.....?

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  10. My dreams are not at all poetic but nevertheless very nightmarish...I'm in a new country and looking everywhere desperately for a Ladies Room...and someone tells me that there are none in the country I'm visiting...I'm terribly afraid and ashamed of what might happen...

    Of course, it could be that I'm resisting the need, at my age, to get up often, in the middle of the night, and use the washroom next to my room. Not to worry. I always wake up in time!

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  11. Ah Claude, you made me laugh. "No ladies rooms in this country" ha ha. Well then, just go into the woods and get back to nature :)

    Gracie, if I ever get to walk through the light I'll try to find a way to post details of what I find there :)

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  12. Very interesting post.
    There are a handfull dreams I wrote down, immediately after waking up.
    One fits into your scheme, the one I dreamed the very day when Jaruzelski let proclaim Martial law in Poland.
    It would take me too long, though, to translate it into English.

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  13. I often dream I'm late for something or I haven't completed an assignment and it's going to have consequences.
    And those ones where you fall and wake up in bed with a start.
    I'm glad I haven't had my teeth all falling out in a dream for a while.

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  14. I often dream I'm late for something or I haven't completed an assignment and it's going to have consequences.
    And those ones where you fall and wake up in bed with a start.
    I'm glad I haven't had my teeth all falling out in a dream for a while.

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  15. Which is more mad though - the dream world or this one?

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