02032018

 

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02032018

 

first dream

 

the name of the dream and references: a dog barks

 

it is evening and i'm on my way somewhere

 

an elderly gent who wasn't very mobile and lived in a block of flats about fifty metres from where i lived was on the grass outside where he lived keeping an eye on his dog

 

the dog was small, a bit bigger than a pekingese

 

i offered to take the dog with me and told him i would be back in ten minutes (think i might have been on my way to the shops again)

 

he was pleased and agreed

 

the scene changed to a road which had a mix of semi-detached and terraced houses with gardens

 

for a stretch of about five or six houses every garden had a dog in it

 

the dog was in in dog-heaven as it went to and fro back and forth from garden to garden, there was a noticeable spring in the way it was walking

 

the dog in one of the gardens began barking (the first time a dog has barked in a dream)

 

 

addenda

 

quality of the dream 3.7

 

quality of the sleep 3.8

 

participant

 

time-tense: 9

 

cause of the dream: offering a man who couldn't leave the house to take his dog for a walk two or three days ago

 

category of dream: animal: mammal: dog (11)

 

vividness: 2.9

 

location: 3

 

notes 1

 

second dream

 

name of dream: wafer and cream

 

evening time and nearly home on the way back from somewhere

 

fancied something sweet

 

there was a shop about fifty metres off the route home that would have some

 

i entered the shop

 

it was a lot bigger and brighter than the shop i had thought of

 

went to the counter and asked the woman serving for something sweet to eat

 

she suggested a soft cream

 

she showed me a tub with cream-coloured cream in it

 

i said it looked nice and she replied "they're really nice with wafer-strips"

 

she produced a vivid beige-coloured wafer about the size and shape of a twelve-inch ruler

 

she let me eat a bit of the wafer but not any of the cream

 

i dug into my pocket and brought out all the change

 

a quick look at my hand and i could see it was mainly coppers and not enough

 

i said "i'll be back in a bit" and turned and walked away briskly

 

addenda

 

the stand-out part of the dream: the sight of the wafer

 

participant

 

category of the dream: food (5) ice-cream (1)

 

vividness: 3.5

 

location 3

 

notes 1

 

postulate 3: a dream with dark tones has been experienced fewer times across all undulations which means a bright dream is an experience frequently experienced across all undulations

 

does the notion that a dark dream is older than a bright dream bear out?

 

third dream

 

name of dream: sociability at the social club

 

was in a working man's social club

 

it was a typical working man's social club

 

large, long rows of tables fairly close together, one large bar, high ceiling, an air of amiability...

 

in the first scene, i had just entered the room

 

in the next scene, i was moving between two of the rows between the tables

 

as i was walking along i was having two, three or four-sentence exchanges with different couple's and individuals

 

as this part of the dream progressed my replies to the sentences got shorter and shorter until eventually, it became three or four-word rejoinders

 

the responses became witticism's or wisecracks

 

i was on a roll, every rejoinder produced a teeth-smile

 

i was on an endorphin high, and rising

 

addenda

 

the stand-out part of the dream: the feeling of well-being in the last scene

 

cause of the dream: a feeling of relief following the decision to stop trying so hard to get things moving

 

participant

 

the category of the dream: pleasure () humour: () word: (5 ?)

 

vividness: 3.9

 

the quality of the dream: 4

 

 

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