Dreaming of a House of Plastic Wrap!

United States
June 25, 2012 2:40pm CST
Last night I dreamed I was at one of my old schools just kind of hanging out in the parking lot. I start singing, randomly. I don't even remember what I was singing, but soon enough a crowd gathers around me to listen. The principle of my school storms out and demands that I quit singing immediately. I said no, naturally. So she calls security! Just then, this huge wall of water comes rushing into the parking lot, and everyone scatters to get away. I run into the nearest house. And when I'm inside the house I see that all the walls are made of plastic, like the $1 table cloths you can get at party city. There's like a circus pattern on all them. I'm still being pursued by security, so I try to find a door. But everywhere I turn, it's just plastic! Eventually, I attack the wall and start ripping layer upon layer of the thin plastic wrap away. As dreams go, there seems to be no end to them. At this point, I realized that I was dreaming and used a lucid dreaming trick I'd used to end a nightmare before. I started singing and just whipped my arms out like I knew I had magical powers, and I imagined that all the plastic just blew off the walls. It did, and plain walls were left behind, so I found a door and escaped. I've dreamed about houses of glass before, and houses made of books or suitcases. I wonder, has anyone else ever dreamed a house was made of strange things? How did you react in the dream?
2 responses
• United States
29 Jun 12
hi allyoftherain! dreams are always interesting...it is cool that you can employ your lucid dream move...i have read that dreams are ways for us to deal with things we can not handle awake, or that they are healing for us psychically...i have been taught that even nightmares are good for us, even if they may not feel so at the time...have you ever read anything about dream interpretation, or done dream studies?
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• United States
29 Jun 12
I've read a whole bunch about dream interpretation. I don't quite know what you mean about doing dream studies. I've only ever had myself and my own dreams to study. I don't really take dream interpretation seriously anymore. I tend to be a follower of the theory that dreams have no symbolic/subconscious meaning and they are the result of random nerve firings in the brain while we sleep. I love dreams though, always have. I think they're an amazing source of creativity, and sometimes just plain entertainment!
@syramoon (655)
• United States
26 Jun 12
Nice lucid dream move. I've done similar things before. It's helped out with sleep paralysis before. Now for my strange house dream. When I was little maybe seven or eight years old, I had this dream. In my dream it was like an everyday morning, and I was getting ready to go to school, but I could only find one of my shoes. So I began to look for it, now I went out into the back yard to look for it, which was an odd thing for me to do, because never had I found my shoe or any shoe in the back yard. But anyway, when I got out there I found a house made entirely of shoes, and sure enough my shoe was part of the roof of this giant shoe house. It's so funny to me now when I think back because my reaction in the dream, was to sigh, climb up the side of the house, and pry my shoe out of the roof of the shoe house, and then put it on (I already had the other one on) and grab my back pack and head for the bus stop. Now, I think it may have been inspired by the nursery rhyme ' there was an old woman who lived in a shoe', but even if it was my mind seemed to have a very unique take on it. I've always wondered if anyone lived in the shoe house in my dream, my younger self never even thought to find out.
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• United States
26 Jun 12
Really? I'll have to try it then. Though I haven't experienced sleep paralysis since I started using this lucid dreaming trick. Very interesting! The way you said you just kinda sighed and pried your shoe out of the shoe house's roof made me wonder if in the dream you thought (according to the strange rules of dream logic of course) that it was typical of the shoe-house to steal your shoe. Sometimes I wonder precisely why this could've possibly made sense while I was asleep, but then I remember that when you dream the logic center of your brain is turned off.
@syramoon (655)
• United States
27 Jun 12
Dream logic is always funny. You may have been right, now I just want a time machine to go back to that night I had that dream, and practice to lucid dreaming to find out more. lol
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• United States
27 Jun 12
When I find a working time machine, I'll let you know! lol