To Sleep…Perchance, to Dream

dreaming, ShakespeareI’m a whoo-whoo kind of person.

Most people who know me either find that trait endearing or ignorant, fascinating or a facet to ignore.

My guy tries his best to ignore the times I fly off to another (invisible) realm.

He’s an engineer. He believes in scientific cause and effect.

He is linear while I am circular; he’s practical while I can stare at a squirrel chewing on birdseed and make up an entire conversation between me and the squirrel.

So, we don’t talk much about the whoo-whoo aspects of life, which includes dreams.

To me, dreams are a path into the consciousness of others – either dead or living, either in this dimension or another.

But my guy doesn’t remember his dreams, thus he claims he doesn’t have them.

“Impossible,” I retort. “It’s scientifically proven that everyone dreams.”

          As you can guess, I do not share my “out there” dreams with him.

          As you can guess, he is forever grateful for that.

          Until one night.

We’re both reading in bed. He turns off his light and says, “Just resting my eyes for a minute.” We both chuckle. He’s in dreamland, whoops, I mean he’s asleep, in two minutes.

I try to read another chapter of a book that’s annoying me. The characters are inside a church, attending a wedding, until suddenly a swarm of bees emerges from somewhere and they chase the congregation, the bride and groom,  and the minister out of the holy building.bees, reading, dreaming

Where’d the bees come from? I want to ask the author. And what’s your point here? If it’s a metaphor, it’s lost on me.

I turn off my light, annoyed, wondering about bees in a church.

The alarm rings seven hours later and my guy and I jump out of bed.  He looks groggier than usual.

“What’s the matter?” I ask him after he’s brushed his teeth and shaved, still looking perplexed.

“I had a dream last night,” he mutters.

“You don’t dream!” I respond, trying my best to not sound sarcastic. He doesn’t say anything, so I probe. “What was the dream about?”

“Bees!” he exclaims. “I couldn’t get them away from me. They were chasing me everywhere!”bee dream, bees

I gasp.

What do you think? Should I tell him?

 

 

 

 

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135 thoughts on “To Sleep…Perchance, to Dream

  1. Oh, this is spooky. I also dream, vividly. My hubby doesn´t talk about his dreams and thinks mine are weird. Not sure what this could mean except that you are both on the same wave length. I see a story in the making, perhaps a better one than the one you were reading!

    • I have been fascinated with dreams since I was a child, Darlene. When I was a young mother I even took a dream workshop from a renowned dream interpreter in Berkeley California. A pretty good place to take a dream workshop I’d say. 😆 But he really made sense in explaining where our dreams come from and how to interpret them. He’d even been hired by cities that had a lot of tension between different citizens in which he’d get them all in a room talking to each other about their dreams and they found out they had a lot more in common and could actually begin a dialogue together. I think we need a dream interpreter in Congress right now!

  2. I do love your post and it makes me smile. I am told that women remember their dreams more than men. Don’t know the veracity of this.:)

    Your tale about you and the Squirrel had me burst out laughing. I do the same and write about all the things Mr Squirrel and I get up to. A book in the making maybe.😊
    Miriam

    • Well, I definitely have thought that for my next children’s book, perhaps my characters, Bert and Bessie, in Birds of Paradise can have a friendly relationship with a couple of squirrels. Since I’ve gotten to know a few really well here in my yard, they could help me out with the storyline! 🤔 Hope you keep on writing your book about your squirrel dialogue, Miriam! 😍

  3. Oh–we definitely share connections, Pam. (And weirdly, I’m about to post something about a dream.)
    I often remember my very weird dreams and tell them to my husband–who never remembers his.
    But wait–it’s “whoo whoo” to imagine conversations with squirrels and to have weird dream experiences? You mean not everyone does that? Next you’ll be telling me that my cats don’t actually talk.

    I hope you did tell your guy. I may have mentioned this, but one time my older daughter and I dreamed the same dream. I can’t explain how that could have happened, but it did. I wish I remembered the dream. I know there was a flute, but that’s all I remember.

    • Ohhh, we are definitely on the same wavelength, Merril! Yes I believe that two people can dream the same thing at the same time if they’re really really connected as obviously you and your daughter are. And yes, I truly believe that my husband was on my wavelength and that’s how he picked up my bee 🐝 dilemma in his dream. Dreams are like the ocean. There is so much going on in there that we haven’t explored and don’t understand. I am hopping over to see your post about a dream . XO
      Oh, and may we always be proudly “whoo whoo.” 😊

  4. I’m a whoo-whoo person too, married to a Mr Science. Like you, I just don’t ever talk about my ‘other life’. I think everyone would be a bit more whoo-whoo if they paid more attention to their instincts and the details going on around them.
    … but the bees?!! That is on the wow scale. Yeah – don’t tell him. He won’t get it.

    • We don’t tell them, but we kind of feel sorry for those who are not “whoo whoo,” don’t we?
      I felt elated after I heard that he dreamed about bees. It just proved my theory that we can float and share in each other’s space while we’re dreaming… how cool is that?

      • Very cool … and also a little disturbing. Maybe I’ve watched too many scifi movies 😉

        There is just so much about this life that we really have no clue about, so why shouldn’t we believe in a power beyond what we see, know, and understand.

    • I’m laughing at both of your comments here, Jill. Yes, I’m sure his reaction could give me another reason to write a fun/funny post. But he has vowed me to secrecy. Ha ha.
      I said that I got up when the timer went off in seven hours. Believe me, I woke up two times in between then on my own. It’s interesting reading here how many women are responding to the idea of a seven hours straight sleep. Near impossible. 😴😳

  5. I love this post. There is much “out there” that is unexplainable and dreams and the subconscious sometimes fall into that category. My dad is an engineer and yes engineers have little patience for anything not scientifically proven by research with results. I once tried to have a discussion with him about after life and what happens…for a usually curious intelligent man, when it comes to the “whoo whoo” more “out there” topics, there is not much worth discussing (from his perspective.) So yeah, I definitely hear ya! And I love that your thought patterns entered your husbands mind.

    Peta

    • That’s it to the core, PETA. My thought patterns entered my husband’s dreams. I can understand why that’s so frustrating/frightening to him. He thinks my thought patterns are quite “whoo whoo.” 🤓
      Interesting about your dad and so many other engineers/mathematicians/ scientists who are uncomfortable talking about things unseen. Yet, to people like you and me, that’s the most fascinating part of life (and after..)!

  6. Give him a snort of derision, and then ask him what scientific evidence he has to support his dream! If he cannot do that then, based on the apparent lack of laws to explain such an event… it clearly did not happen and, as an engineer, he must accept such logic! 🙂

  7. Tell him… tell him…… I have a scientific son, I love when weird things happen that can’t be explained scientifically! HaHa!

    I only remember my dreams once in a while! And they are weird. Usually they put people together who are generations apart. I wonder what that means!

    Recently my granddaughter has been staying with me and I love it when she is asleep and starts giggling. A fun dream.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Pam.

    • Oh, to dream and giggle! What a gift that would be. My granddaughter stays with us sometimes also. She talks a lot in her sleep. I’m always trying to listen and interpret what mystical philosophies she is imparting. 😆
      The genius scientists say that there is no real time continuum. I think that’s why in our dreams, when we escape the boundaries of time, we can talk to people generations a part. Think about that one! 💜

  8. I think you should definitely tell him! He might scoff, but that doesn’t change the whoo of the moment. I’m curious if you’re still reading the annoying book. I get so distracted and annoyed when I can’t follow the internal logic of the story I have to put it down and not pick it up again. Than again, maybe you should keep reading it and see if it plants more dreams in your husbands head! 🙂

    • Smiling. No, I gave up on the book. Like you, if an author does not grab me and help me go into what is called the “willing suspension of disbelief,” then I don’t want to spend my time in her story anymore.
      But I did tell my guy about the bees and the book. He didn’t exactly scoff-after all he did have the dream. He just walked away shaking his head. I open up his world view in strange ways sometimes for sure. XO

      • Too bad about the book. I console myself when this happens that I just wasn’t the books reader–not that the book failed exactly, just that it and I didn’t have the staying power to commit to a six hour relationship. 🙂

        • That’s a beautiful way to think about it. That’s why it’s difficult to read some book reviews on Amazon. Some people write a horrible review about a book, but more because they don’t like the genre, or a certain kind of writing. I only write reviews on books I’ve enjoyed. The others, I leave for reviewers who like that kind of book.

  9. Great timing on this great post. Just yesterday I sat in our new yurt and envisioned a series of workshops I’d hold there on dreams. Workshop would lactvone month, include a private FB group, and one all day, 9-5 gathering (in the yurt). And now I see this. Lovely

    As for whether you should tell your fella? Do you want to tell him?

    • What a fascinating idea, Janet. I wrote in another comment above that a couple of decades ago I attended a month long session on dreams and dream interpretation. It was in Berkeley California and absolutely fascinating. The man who led the workshop was a known psychologist and published author about dreams. The group consisted of a mixture of believers and nonbelievers in the power of dreams. By the end of the session-everyone was a believer. 🐝😴

      • Yes, I was fascinated to read that. Wondered who the leader was. Can you divulge the name? My dreamwork is out of Gestalt theory, so we don’t interpret. Instead I guide the individual to finding their own meaning. It can be quite powerful. I’m very excited at the idea. But first I must build and outhouse. And yes, they are related. 🙂

        • Smiling, Janet. (Dreams and outhouses.) The workshop I attended was many years ago. Could it have been Robert Moss? In the group, we also did not interpret, but said to the person who shared her dream, “if this was my dream, to me it would have made me think of …” which seemed to give the dreamer a path to her own interpretation. Quite fascinating.

  10. Well now… like Jill, I’m jealous of your seven hours of sleep. In a row? No wake-ups? I can’t remember the last time that happened to me!

    I barely remember my dreams at all, much to my chagrin. My husband, on the other hand, used to dream solutions to his problems! He’d go crazy during the day trying to figure something out and then, finally, he would stop. At bedtime he basically told his mind to come up with something (at least I think that’s what he did because 9 times out of 10, he woke up with the solution!)

    Surely you mentioned your frustration about the bees as you were reading, just before he went to sleep? It’s all your fault! 😉

    • I have to comment on a lot of things here Dale. First, no, I haven’t slept straight for seven hours in a long time. I have my own internal wake ups at least twice during that seven hours. So many others are bemoaning the same experience.
      Second, yes in my studies and research and attending dream workshops, I have read books and talked with people who have been able to go to sleep asking for a solution to a problem, and when they wake up from their dreams they have the answer. I think we all have that ability-we just don’t use it. Good for your husband!
      Lastly, no, I definitely read the bee chapter after my guy had fallen asleep. I don’t usually talk to him about the books I’m reading because we read very different genres. I have absolutely no doubt that my thoughts entered his dreams. Not sure I’ll ever convince him of that though! 🙄😏

      • I think these sleep patterns really affect us as we get older. Sucks big time!
        Yes. He was lucky foe that!
        And way cool that your thoughts entered his dreams. Did you ever watch Northern Exposure? Loved that show… one episode was about the Aurora Borealis mixing up everyone’s dreams… so good!

  11. A psychology teacher once told my class that “Dreams are wish fulfilments.” This would make you and your hubby’s copycat dream of bees even more eerie! Great post and I am hoping I will dream again soon. 😊

    • I truly believe what I learned when studying the “art” of dreams. If you go to bed asking for a dream, it will come. Now, I did NOT ask for my guy to dream about bees, but obviously the bees were flitting in my head, and they flew on over to his dreams. 🙂
      Happy dreaming to you!

  12. LOL. Of course you should tell him!! Let him read the chapter of the swarm in the church. How funny is that? This world is far more complex than our puny brains can comprehend – yes, even engineer brains. Science is just the mystical explained. Just because we haven’t explained something yet, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. An engineer should understand that. Educate that man! Ha ha.

    • As I say to my guy, I’ve been trying to educate him for 33 years now! Of course, he thinks he’s trying to do the same with me. Haha. I agree with you – “science is just the mystical explained.” I think that’s what Madelyn L’Engle tries to show in A Wrinkle in Time, also.
      Here’s to the mystic (and dreamer) in all of us. ❤

  13. I have the same problem when something in a book I am reading before turning off the light bothers me – usually I’m the one who dreams about it. I dream a lot, don’t remember a lot, but Hubs and I share our dreams with each other in the AM. If yours is not so woo-hoo, this might not be something you’d want to tell him – but it makes a great post!

    • What a fabulous relationship – to share your dreams with your spouse! I assure you, I frighten mine when I share my dreams with him (I think he’s afraid I’ve gone off the proverbial “deep end”).
      Yes, I think both you and I need to be careful about what we’re reading before we turn off that night light. Dark dreams follow dark and shadowy stories. I try to save my ‘lighter’ reading for that time. ;=0

  14. HI Pam –

    Loved todays blog. Tried to Like it, but will have to spend time getting a new password. On the list of “Things To Do.”

    xox,

    – Les

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  15. I heard spooky music playing by the end of your post. 🙂 Who knows why or how things like this work. 🙂 You’ll have to post his response if you tell him.

    • Or music from the Twilight Zone – da da da DUM da da da DUM. 🙂 I told him. He shook his head, all the while displaying goose bumps. But “it doesn’t happen that way,” he says. Haha. It DID!

  16. I am also a whoo-whoo kind of gal. I have had way too many personal experiences to ignore it. When I get one of my “feelings” and if it is strong enough, I begin to meditate on the people I am closest to. I can usually figure out “who” is under some kind of stress or something that is really wrong. I will usually pick up the phone and start calling people. I have a few friends who truly respect my intuition because they have experienced it first hand. I think if you told your guy about the book you were reading, he would just see it as a coincidence if he doesn’t “believe”.. LOL! 😉

    • You and I, Courtney – intuitives! (I think that’s what they called people who ‘had the feeling’ in Star Trek, anyway). 🙂 But yes, absolutely. You express exactly what I’ve experienced. My friends believe it, because they’ve seen me call them just as (they tell me) they have their finger on the button to call me. Or I send cookies/a card to a friend who I’m feeling needs it, and when they receive, they call and say, “how did you know?” I think we all have this ability. It’s just allowing it, listening to it, that makes the difference. (COINCIDENCE – ha – a word that is misused by non-believers, for sure.) xoxo

  17. The weirdest thing – I’ve stopped dreaming since I started writing full time. I’m guessing I spend my days dreaming now?! Still weird! Loved this post.

    • Okay, I DID tell him. He just could not take it in. The word “coincidence” was used. A shake of the head. But I could tell, the “coincidence” shook him up a bit. I’m still working on him – perhaps will take another 30 years. 🙂

  18. LOL! Love it!!
    Yes I would tell him. I love dreams and have had many dreams that hold meaning to.them. I am always wanting to interpret dreams when I hear someone’s. I am fascinated by them, and yes my husband is like yours in the everything is “scientific” thinking and he doesn’t dream either. Though I have told him exactly the same thing as you told yours. 🙂

    • I guess we can’t convince the non-dream-believers. One does wonder what wonderful events/experiences our guys are missing, by not remember their dreams. Oh, isn’t it wonderful when we FLY in our dreams, or cross worlds and talk to friends (who we don’t know in ‘real’ life, but know well in the dream world?). I wouldn’t give up dreaming for anything.
      Happy dreams to you, my blogging friend. ❤

  19. Thanks for putting so many smiles on my face this morning! Loved the way you have narrated this simple thought. I also feel you must have told him…or is it just your imagination? Quite possible! 🙂

    • OH, I told my guy about the reason he dreamed of bees. Even so, I still have a non-dream-believer in the house. However, at least he’s scratching his head and wondering, “but why DID I dream about bees?”
      Sweet dreams, Balroop! xo

  20. I say “whoo whoo” is being fully present in the moment. Something difficult to do. You are an observer and interested in the world around you. Sure, I’d tell him about the bees, if you haven’t already.

  21. Love your post, Pam. I’ve always believed that Life is filled with coincidences, intuition and “whoo-whoo.” I’m glad that annoying book relaxed you enough to sleep for 7 hours!
    Thanks for such a fun post–and yes, tell your Hubby and see if that doesn’t weird him out. . . . or at least, provide a logical answer. . . . .

    • So many women have commented on the ‘7 hours sleep.’ Let me disabuse you of that notion. The ALARM rang after 7 hours – I was up at least twice during that time. So many of us have not had a ‘full-night’s sleep’ for a long time. But the up side is that usually when I wake in the middle of the night, I remember what I was dreaming.
      How boring would life be without “whoo-whoo”? My guy was definitely weirded out; thus, he is sticking to calling the whole thing a “coincidence.” Funny man…. 🙂
      Happy dreams to you!

  22. I”m a total woo-hoo person too. A friend once said to me that he and I could never date because all that energy I have some days would overwhelm him. Lol I agreed 😉 As for the bees, my mind’s buzzing about it! What a coincidence!

  23. I chuckled at this one. I don’t dream since fibro myalgia doesn’t allow me to get the REM sleep which is when we dream. Haven’t had a dream in over 20 years

  24. Pamela I’m not unsure about the veracity of your story. Sorry but you have rooked your readers often, the past. While it is possible that he did indeed dream of bees and you had just read about bees in a story, it is a bit much for me to believe, However, It is possible and, I would think merely by coincidence that your husband finally remembered a dream and if so does did the dream indicate something of significance? And finally is it related to your marriage? I hope not. I am probably going overboard here. I’m not sure if he’d believe you unless you show him what the book is about.

    I never discussed my dreams with anyone. They were/are always very muddled, When I was very ill back in March with influenza, which set of the afib thing, I was dreaming of deceased family members and the dreams were not mixed up. I think those dreams were telling me that I was very ill and I had better take heed. Since that time I have been sure to take BP meds as prescribed.

    • Ohhhh, I don’t blame you for distrusting my story. But please, let me assure you, this post is pure NON-FICTION. Happened exactly as I wrote it here. My poor guy – he doesn’t want to believe it either. I did show him the section of the book (with the bees) that I was reading. He did get goose bumps. But then he felt more comfortable by calling it a coincidence. I understand. Sometimes it’s scary to realize there’s a lot out there that we can’t understand. That’s the “whoo-whoo” stuff. 🙂
      I’m glad you were able to remember your dreams when you were sick. I agree, I think you were given a message. I rarely dream of those who have passed on, but when I do, I know they are of great significance. Take care, and sweet dreams to you!

  25. I have several dreams every night, each one more outlandish than the next… not very restful. I tried writing them down for a while but gave up as too time-consuming. I found reiterating them to other people just bored them so now I just keep them to myself and let them go. Happy dreaming!

    • Oh, you made me smile (even if maybe you didn’t mean to). It’s so true though, most people do NOT want to hear our dreams. My young grandchildren have found that I’m the only one who will listen to the full litany of their crazy dreams. I happen to find them fascinating, but their parents don’t. 🙂
      And yes, it is exhausting, being woken several times a night with a crazy and wild dream. I used to keep a pen and pad next to my night table and write them down, in the dark, thinking the writing was legible and made sense. But then when I read it in the morning I had NO idea what it was saying.
      Those dreams that stay with me, though, even after I’ve fully woken – those I remember for a long time.
      Thanks so much for commenting here. Sweet dreams to you.

    • You are too clever, Marian. I love your ‘don’t get stung’ comment. I don’t anymore. Early in our marriage, when I tried to share my crazy dreams with my guy and he’d think they were too ‘out there,’ I’d get a little hurt. But now I know what to expect. Disbelief! Oh well.
      Happy Birthday to you, young lady. Hope it’s grand and lovely, just like you. ❤

  26. Haha, Pam, don’t tell him. You have an amazing power over him. Perhaps he’ll dream about digging holes for you to plant a garden or about taking you out for a romantic night on the town.

  27. First of all, your husband sounds remarkably like mine (although mine is an accountant, not an engineer.) Secondly, tell him! There has to be some reason he dreamed about bees when you were reading a book about them that annoyed you so much bees were on your mind. If nothing else, it will teach him not to make you mad…..

    • Hi Ann. Accountant/engineer – same thing. Think STRAIGHT and no Curved Thinking Allowed! But we love ’em, don’t we?
      I told him. He couldn’t come up with a reason why he’d dreamed the bees that I was reading that night, so he shook his head, scratched it a bit, and said —– ready? “Just a coincidence!” Urghhhhhhhh. 🙂

  28. Ha ha ha, Pam, that’s hilarious. You were both abuzz that night! Hub and I often discuss our dreams but, so far as I can remember, we’ve never dreamed in sync!

    • Try it sometime, Norah. Tell each other what you WANT to dream that night (perhaps you think hard about, say, a beautiful new pair of shoes and he thinks hard about a steak dinner). Then, see if you both wake up in the morning dreaming the other’s fancy. One of these days, it may work!
      Spouses who dream together stay together. (I just made that up, but makes sense to me!) 🙂

    • Would that proof be enough for your guy, Barbara? For mine, it was just confusing and brought forth a “just a coincidence” remark. Made me buzzingly puzzled. I thought I’d showed him scientific evidence!!!

      • Actually, about ten years ago, we saw the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” and had a sort of meeting of the minds. He now says that miracles and dreams will one day be explained by yet-to-be-discovered scientific knowledge, quantum physics in particular. But I still call him Mr. Logic because he is still so darn analytical about it all. 🙂 Still, it’s good to know that he acknowledges that science (and he) still doesn’t know everything.

        I told him your bee story and he found it “interesting.” Interesting enough to bring it up that evening when we were having dinner out with another couple. That’s when we learned of an amazing dream the husband had had which his wife thought was “way out there.” You can never know for sure who the dreamers are…

        • Isn’t that the truth? We’re usually too (scared? ashamed? afraid we’ll ‘weird people out’?) to share our dreams. And yet they’re the most natural thing in the world. I just e-mailed a friend who lives 7 states away if she just started taking singing lessons, because in my dream last night, she was practicing her scales. Haha. Who knows what that’s all about? But she was my roommate once – she’ll understand….
          I love that you had a dream conversation with friends, Barbara. I think I’ll try that the next time we go out with friends (even if my guy’s eye rolling will be the main event of the evening). 🙂

  29. This is an unforgettable little vignette, Pamela. Whether or not you tell, consider weaving it into a story. I’ve read a number of novels lately that weave dreams in, some skillfully, others in a heavy-handed way, but when it’s skillfully done, it enriches the experience for me because I’m a believer in the power of dreams to speak to us through symbolism, imagery, and archetypes. That’s also what the best novels and poems do.

    This is both funny and serious, and creates its own dramatic tensions. To tell or not to tell… that’s a question I’m trying to take more seriously every day. It’s foreign to our culture–the notion of keeping silent out of reverence for the other person’s peace of mind, not to burden another with my agendas or problems when they’re not prepared to help me carry them. On the other hand, keeping silent can shut down opportunities for intimacy. On the other hand, saying too much at the wrong time can cause the other to shut down, to “tune” me out.

    And that’s why, like you, I lean on my whoo-whoo now and then. Because rationality and cause-effect are helpful at times, but sometimes they simply the answer is found through intuition or dreams.

    • Absolutely, Tracy. I’ve noticed how many novels use dreams to weave in some solution or clue in a story. I used a dream that way in my book The Right Wrong Man. I mean, EVERYONE dreams – it’s universal (even if some refuse to remember their dreams).
      I can’t imagine life without dreams, or without “whoo-whoo.” To me, it’s what makes us wholly human. But yes, it’s hard to convince the non-believers of that truth, so perhaps better to not try. ;-0

  30. Awesome! I dream vividly but can’t remember them upon waking up. Which is weird–how can you *know* that you’re dreaming, or remember that you’ve dreamt something, yet can’t recall details?? Hubs dreams crazy–and I mean scary-crazy–dreams, which he tells me about the next day and I am often wondering, “What is up with his subconscious?!”

    I think you need to tell your husband about the bee connection, if only to use the experience in a story somehow! What is the worst that can happen by telling him??? He can’t think you’re more woo-woo than usual, right? 😉

    • Thanks for your fabulous comment(s) here, Kate. First, yes, I believe my dreams worry my guy a bit (like . . . ‘she seems normal, but what normal person dreams she’s flying in a bathtub while a dinosaur chases her in a forest?’). Haha. Everything I’ve studied/read about dreams assures me that we ‘crazy dreamers’ (like your husband and me) are just fine, thank you very much.
      About not remembering when we wake up (even though our sub-conscious does let us know that we DID dream): we can train our minds to remember our dreams, and I’ve done this. When you go to bed at night, tell yourself a few times, “I’m going to remember my dream.” It works!
      Sweet dreams to you!

  31. I love talking about dreams and this is an awesome story, Pam. Hubby and I often have the same dreams and neither one of us knows until the other mentions it and then all the memories of it come flooding back. I’m sure we live another life somewhere in our sleep! 😀

    • Yes, I think if we got into a routine of talking about our dreams out loud in the morning, we’d remember them more often. Good for you and your hubs. And how COOL that you share dreams. Thank you for validating my story – too many non-believers out there!!!! ;-0
      (And yes, exactly, I think we do live another life in our sleep….)

  32. Pam,

    I love this because it does show that you and your husband have a strong connection. If it were me, I wouldn’t be able to RESIST telling him. 🙂

  33. It sounds like a very similar household to ours. My engineer husband is a very linear thinker too. He says he dreams but can’t remember them. I dream in full color with roaring sound. My guess is your Hubby would brush off the bee connections just a hunch. 🙂

  34. Nothing stranger than life! 🙂 🙂 I’m in the same chalk and cheese boat, but I don’t remember my dreams unless they’re nightmares and I’m desperate to forget them.

    • Ahhh, the nightmare. Yes, I get my share of those too. I wake my guy up with a scream and he knows to just give me a cuddle until my breathing gets back to normal. Like you, I do my best to forget the nightmare as soon as possible.
      Here’s to SWEET dreams. xo

  35. Oh Pam I just LOVE this post and this topic! I do think you should tell him…show him the book! And do let us know how he reacts 🙂 I too have wild and weird dreams, known for it in my family. I lived with a friend years ago, who would catch me in my still slightly sleepy state at breakfast and ask me to tell her my dreams. I also remember a workshop held at the community I used to live in where one night they all took sleeping bags into the hall, and immediately when they woke up the next morning, sat in a sharing circle and told each other the dreams they’d had. Oh oh!!! And there was a retreat I did, led by a couple. He was a former Buddhist monk, and she worked with dreams. I can’t remember the details, she used a very specific technique to share and analyse dreams, but it was brilliant. Oooh – I found them! Here’s a link 🙂 http://www.mindfuldreaming.org/image/ Sweet dreams dear friend 🙂 Love, Harula x

    • Oh my gosh, Harula. Thank you for your validation of my ‘dreaming weirdness’ and adding your experiences as well as that link. I explored the Mindful Dreaming web site and subscribed to their e-mail newsletter. Looks inviting and enticing. THANK YOU. How lucky for you, to go to a retreat by those two. If they were ever in my New England area, I’d sign up!!
      Now, I’m not surprised at all that we are dreaming sister-spirits. Of course we both dream a lot – we open up our creativity during our sleep time and let the world in. How neat is that?

  36. That’s some pretty cool witchcraft you got going there.

    Like your husband (lately, I feel like I’m bonding with this guy) I hardly ever remember my dreams.

    Ellen, on the other hand, remembers *all* of her dreams. She love to share them with me. In detail. First thing in the morning. Before I have finished my coffee.

    It’s a problem, really.

  37. IOh, spooky!! I wouldn’t tell him…though guess the secret is out now! 😀😀 He’ll now have to censor your reading material for any possible odd dreams. I still dream intensely, exhausting at times, technicolour and often full of action – following the advice of a writing group I kept a dream diary for a couple of months or so but it freaked me out reading them all back I stopped and packed it away. Hope you both rest easy! 😀❤️

    • Ohhh, yes Annika. I’ve started and stopped so many dream journals, beginning when I was in high school. After college, I used the dream journals for some of my stories – like you, I dream in color with some amazing plots and action. But then I’d get ‘freaked out’ and stop for years. There is so much that goes on in our dreams; you’re inspiring me to start a dream journal again. Tee hee.

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  39. Yes, you should tell him! You did tell him, right? That is a great story and those are some aggressive bees. That’s probably how they got into the book, by flying in uninvited after someone else thought about them. Haha!

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