Do Dreams Come True?

@owlwings (39870)
Cambridge, England
April 8, 2017 7:09am CST
I had a curious dream last night. I was in a pub I used to frequent. The experience was quite vivid. There were quite a few customers and the noise was the usual, happy buzz of conversation littered with good-natured obscenities and the sun shone through the window, making solid shafts of light in the tobacco smoke ... that is how i knew this was an experience from the past - smoking is no longer allowed in any pubs! So, it was the Old Red Lion! As I was standing at the bar, waiting to be served, I heard a familiar voice at my elbow. It was Arthur, whom I haven't seen for years and, in fact, I don't now know what has become of him. Just at that moment, the barman asked what I was having. "A pint of Old Speckled Hen", I replied and added "and One For Arthur". "What are you drinking, old mate?" I asked him. "I think I'll have a glass of wine, if you don't mind", he replied. "Red or white?", I enquired. "Red.", he said, "Definitely Red!" "Like your politics!" I joked and he laughed. "More of That" he said "and I'll see you outside!" Of course, I knew he didn't mean it. He was always a good-natured fellow, even though he was a raving Commie, always going on rallies and demonstrations. It was at that point that I woke up, got dressed and went out to buy the paper. It contained a list of the Grand National runners, of course, since that race happens at 5:15 today, and, as I scanned it, I had that curious, creeping feeling up my spine, for there were all four names as they had occurred in my dream! Naturally, I just had to go out again and lay out a pound each way on each one! Now, whatever you do, please DON'T wish me "Good luck!" That will definitely break the magic! We shall just have to see what we shall see. I'll let you know what happens later.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
8 Apr 17
I had dreams that came true, unfortunately never good dreams.
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@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
8 Apr 17
I think that I've only once had a dream about a place which I had never visited before (and, in the dream, it seemed to be somewhere I knew well, though, when I woke, I realised that it was unfamiliar). Then, a few days later, I was visiting a place - a garden, I think - and found it strangely familiar. Then I recognised that it was the place in my dream.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
8 Apr 17
@owlwings It's strange when it happens, it's a sort of déjà vu, may be we have seen that place before, when we were very young and we do not remember. I was dreaming that my father was dying exactly at the moment that it happened, it was not a nice dream.
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@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
8 Apr 17
@LadyDuck No, indeed! Not a nice dream and even less so that it was true. Perhaps you take comfort, though, that he was able to say goodbye.
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@amadeo (75587)
• United States
8 Apr 17
no dream for me.That is an i interesting dream there.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
8 Apr 17
I drew Cocktails at Dawn out of the hat in the work sweep; at 80:1, unlikely to feature highly, if at all.
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@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
8 Apr 17
What a shame. Such a good name! We shall know in about 2 hours, I suppose!
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
8 Apr 17
@owlwings I've a man on the inside - daughter's bf has a job flipping burgers in one of the chow vans at the Aintree track today. That's as close as either of us is likely to get to a win I suspect.
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@pgntwo (22748)
• Tripoli, Lebanon
8 Apr 17
@owlwings Well done, you're quids-in with One for Arthur - sounds like time for a celebratory Guinness ;)
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
8 Apr 17
Speaking of obscenities...I dreamed last night that certain words which are not allowed here were sprinkled throughout the discussion of a myLotter...who would never use that type of language anyway...no clue what that was about...
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@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
8 Apr 17
Perhaps it was inspired by a recent post asking what words were allowed. The title contained some asterisks but has now been changed (at my suggestion). I seem to recall that you responded to it. Dreaming about myLot discussions is a sure sign that you aren't getting out enough, don't you think?
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
8 Apr 17
@owlwings I've done it fairly often over the years...I've even woken up a few times blindly reaching for the keyboard
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@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
8 Apr 17
@JolietJake I have had myLot dreams occasionally. Usually they involve a fantastic discussion where I have responded or commented with something really cool, to the admiration of many. The trouble is that, though I see and read the screen clearly in my dream, I can never remember what the discussion was about or what my response was!
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Apr 17
did you win big?
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Apr 17
@owlwings sounds like a winwin
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Apr 17
How odd is that? Does that happen very often to you? Hope it goes well for you.
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@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
9 Apr 17
No, it doesn't happen very often at all.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Apr 17
@owlwings .....That is fortunate.
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@Morleyhunt (21330)
• Canada
8 Apr 17
I'll be waiting to hear.
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@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
8 Apr 17
One For Arthur was the winner. The other three came nowhere (and Definitely Red was the favourite).
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@BarBaraPrz (21011)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Apr 17
Was that really a dream or time travel...? When I was in high school I dreamt that the boy who had the locker next to mine had shaved off his moustache, and when I got to school I saw that he had indeed shaved it off. That's the only time I can think of of having a dream come true, and I never figured out the significance of it.
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@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
8 Apr 17
It would be really nice if it were time travel. I have a rather nice story in the pipeline about time travel but that has to wait for another day (and it might be too long for here).
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
16 Apr 17
If this happens right before the race, that will be fantastic. Perhaps whoever gives you the dream wants you to go back to the pub and buy a round for everyone there.
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
12 Apr 17
Strange experiences. I have many dreams about unfamiliar places but cannot able to recognize it.
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Wow! That has never happened to me!
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
8 Apr 17
My premonitory dreams are very odd and confused, there are "symbols" I understand once I experience what the dream tried to tell me, therefore they're useless! I've never dreamed of numbers or names I could bet on, that would be awesome.
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@pammooratan (4676)
• India
8 Apr 17
Dreams some times be true I have also felt.
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11 Apr 17
I don't generally believe that dreams can predict the future, but am keen to believe that maybe we have lived these lives before and so it could be that. However, regardless of my views, I bet you're kicking yourself that you didn't put more money on One for Arthur!