22032019


22032019


the name of the dream

magic memory


a girl toddler dressed in white and pink and lying in a sideways position in a pram


every time i look at her she smiles a shy smile and shuffles a little in an attempt to make herself smaller


i looked at her five times


this was a perfect example of the self-effacing characteristic we call shyness


the notes of this dream are, perhaps, more important than the dream itself


for the first day in a couple of weeks, i thought the previous night's dream had slipped from the memory


during the day the memory of the dream played itself out three or four times


it was a typically enjoyable memory of the common experience of making a toddler smile


each time the memory was recalled i thought it was an awake-time experience which was coming to the fore simply because it was a pleasant memory


when it was realised the memory was the previous nights' dream it also became even more evident that dream-time memories and awake-time memories are equally real


addenda


vividness 3.5 - participant - the category of the dream: inter-changeable, dream-time/awake-time memories (1) smiling toddler in a pram (1)