英会話・英語 アミック Do you remember your dreams?
I had a strange dream last night, but I can’t remember what happened in it! I often remember that I have been dreaming and can remember the sensations and feelings that these dreams invoke – sometimes I can remember snippets of the dreams and I can even remember thinking that “I must remember this dream because it would make a great book or film” but by the time I wake up, I have forgotten the details that would make the dreams such successful blockbusters and I am left with a feeling of dismay – was the dream really that good or was it just my imagination?
Some people dream in black and white, my dreams are usually very colourful though. I am relieved that I rarely have nightmares, although sometimes I can be left with an uneasy feeling if I am woken up part way through a dream. Some people are able to take control of what they are dreaming – the process is called lucid dreaming. I have never experienced that – have you?
Many cultures attribute abstract meanings to dreams, do you believe that dreams are messages from our subconscious self, or a byproduct of our brain processing thoughts and memories?