Nightmares become real

United States
February 14, 2017 2:50am CST
You know that exhilaration you feel when something exciting yet dangerous is about to occur? That is how I felt, my whole body coursing with zings of energy. My breath was coming faster, in part anticipation but also part fear. My lips parted and in one exhale, I sealed my fate. "Yes" I would bitterly regret those words later, as I stood outside in the freezing weather, chaffing my hands across my forearms in an attempt to stay warm. Of course, I wasn't thinking about that now. All I was thinking of was keeping this feeling alive. I wanted to experience the danger I could feel coursing off of this man. My family stood around us, all with different emotions flickering across their face. I could tell they wanted to say something, but none of them uttered a word. In fact, the last thing I would hear from any of them was the long, tortured sigh of my grandmother as she resigned herself to let me go. --- This is only a Smidgen of a dream I had the other night. The dream was both exhilirating and frightening. I wasn't sure how to condense each part of the dream down into "mylot" size so instead chose to describe my emotions during the early part of the dream. Later in the dream I'd come to realize my grave error in judgement.
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@JudyEv (130204)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Feb 17
Some dreams are remarkably 'real' aren't they?
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• United States
15 Feb 17
The majority of mine are real, even if I've never in my life seen the place that it shows me.
@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Feb 17
I hope she let you go to something good. Intense but good.
• United States
14 Feb 17
This was just a dream... but it was... calm, then charged, then just weird and finally the truth came out. The dream was basically me helping a stranger (who in my mind I knew was an old co worker in real life) find somewhere he was going. He did stop on the side of the highway and got out, making me get out too. Then later I found out that the place he was trying to find was where his ex girlfriend worked, and that he had killed his ex. It wasn't very scary towards the end as I was able to get away, but it was very very weird.
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@celticeagle (119128)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Feb 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum ......Sounds very weird indeed.
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• United States
10 Mar 17
@celticeagle The majority of my dreams are very weird.
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@alberello75 (18374)
• Genova, Italy
14 Feb 17
I remember a dream a few days ago. I was with my mother that put the rod in the closet. This bar fell and it came upon me. I made a jolt on the bed and I woke up suddenly. To my mother, I have not even told her!
• United States
14 Feb 17
So you were hit on the head by the closet rod? ouch.
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@alberello75 (18374)
• Genova, Italy
15 Feb 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes, but being a dream, I felt no pain! Often I would prefer to not to dream, but I know that is impossible. Every night we dream, when we believe have not dreamed anything, is because we do not don't remember
• United States
10 Mar 17
@alberello75 Some people dream, and they feel the pain or the jolt. Like the feeling of falling, you awaken because it seems so real.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
14 Feb 17
It sounds intense. I rarely remember any dreams lately, I go to bed exhausted and when I wake up, I think that i had closed my eyes a few seconds ago!
• United States
14 Feb 17
It's all a matter of perspective, but I believe we all dream, even if we don't always remember it. I hope you can get some better rest soon. On a side note, it's been quite awhile since I've seen you here.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
14 Feb 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum I also think that we dream every night. When the sleep is very deep it's harder to remember the dreams. I was away for months, I returned with the New Year and I try to be active every day. It's good to see you.
• United States
14 Feb 17
@besweet I am glad to see you back here as well. Yes, but deep sleep is very good. I don't sleep very deeply anymore.
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@hillhjill (4977)
• United States
14 Feb 17
Wow that is one heck of a dream that you had.
• United States
14 Feb 17
Quite literally, that's not even the half of it. I think I was a bit "comforted" in the fact that the man described here was someone I knew in real life.
@hillhjill (4977)
• United States
14 Feb 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum well they always say when we dream and see people we either know them or we have seen there face somewhere before.
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• United States
10 Mar 17
@hillhjill Most assuredly!
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• Philippines
14 Feb 17
That is sad for me. I don't know. I just don't want to welcome any danger in my way in dreams or reality. But if I can't stop it then bring it on. I have nothing to lose. Hehehehe
• United States
14 Feb 17
The dream was almost comforting. I didn't realize I would be in any danger until nearly the end of the dream. By then it was almost too late, but I was still safe at the very end. I had gotten away from the danger somehow. I don't quite have nightmares anymore. Sometimes they are scary, but they aren't frightening enough to scare me awake.
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• Philippines
14 Feb 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum that is good to know. Nightmares really don't make me feel healthy. I am glad your okay. God bless.
• United States
14 Feb 17
@luisadannointed I used to have a friend that was very very superstitious. I think she would feel the same way you do about these nightmares. It was scary, but not as bad as others I have had.
@RubyHawk (28313)
• Atlanta, Georgia
11 Mar 17
I used to have wonderful dreams but if I dream now I don't remember.
• United States
11 Mar 17
I believe we always dream, regardless of if we always remember it.
@STOUTjodee (3474)
• United States
15 Feb 17
Wow!! One of those dreams that you can actually remember had to have been very exhilarating!! Most of my dreams I forget the moment I wake up, other than it was a weird dream!
• United States
15 Feb 17
I don't always remember my dreams completely enough to interpret. Sometimes it's just fleeting thoughts throughout the day. However, I still seem to recall mine more so than others I know. I say, if you can remember it, you were meant to. If you can't, it's probably a good thing you didn't.
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14 Feb 17
I keep dreaming, and instantly forgetting. *sigh* ... this dream does sound a little intense. Those dreams which evoke strong feelings are far too much for my little brain to cope with!
• United States
14 Feb 17
I used to study dreams a long time ago. I learned how to wake slowly enough to recall the dream. It also helps that I don't have to use an alarm anymore, I work nights.