60, 61, 62, 63 — Philosophy 101 (Four Short Dreams)

December 14, 2008


From K.

I dreamt that the birth of the universe was actually a game of pong with those blocks you gotta get rid of? That, but in reverse…


From E.

I’m in an elevator, tied to the ceiling and God (I somehow know it’s God) is poking me with a stick.  



From K.

I dreamed i was floating under the ocean near the shore… and the waves never crashed directly on me… i was rolling along with the waves. it was extremely peaceful and i felt cleansed after this dream. i have it alot. i think it’s gods way of cradling me, when im upset.



From M.

Just as I almost finished typing my special and cherished dream, something erased the entire text.
Maybe my dream wasn’t meant to be shared.

53 — The Starbucks Between Us

December 10, 2008


65007512_3e26edb89eFrom M.

“For the past few weeks I’m having a recurring dream of us meeting half way between our two cities. I’ll park and wait for you in the Starbucks parking lot, and wait. You arrive and we both get out of our cars and jump into each others arms. You’ve never been one to cry, but you bawl your eyes out and whisper in my ear how much you love me, how much you miss me, and how you never want to be without me again. You hold my chin up with one hand and with the other wipe my tears and kiss me. 

Then I wake up and remember how the last time we spoke, you told me you hated me and never wanted to speak to me or see me again. Distance and heart break are the worst pains I’ve felt in my life so far.

Every night I go to sleep, I hope I keep dreaming this dream. At least for some small time I won’t have to miss you as much.”

7 — Asian Dream Girl

November 20, 2008

From K.

I keep having the same dream that I’m cheating on my girlfriend with a girl that looks just like her in every way except her race… her facial features, her haircut, her body, her voice, everything’s the same but her skin’s darker and her eyes are brown and I know she’s asian. I don’t know what this means and I haven’t told anybody. I’ve only ever dated white girls but it’s not been a conscious decision for me, it’s just kind of the way it’s always been.

One night in particular I dreamt that this dream girl wanted me to break up with my girlfriend for her. Her face kept shifting back and forth between the dream girl and my girlfriend and I didn’t want to say anything because I didn’t know who I’d be talking to. So I just kissed her and she got really mad at me. I kissed her again and she wasn’t mad at me. I can’t remember which girl I was kissing in the dream.

6 — The Governess

November 20, 2008

From P:


This is a dream from a while back but I’ve had it a few times over the years. I first had it around the age of fifteen and it was so real and so terrifying that I literally couldn’t sleep for days afterwards. I’ve had it off on and on over the years, always the same format and always the same terror on waking…



I am starting a new job. It is as a governess of some sort in a big old house in the middle of nowhere. I am sitting by the fire talking to an old lady who is the housekeeper. It is my first night in the house and she tells me to be very careful not to annoy the master. I expalin that I doubt I will see him as I am here to tutor  the little boy. We sit talking and she is rocking in her rocking chair.

Then there is a horrible screaming/roaring noise and she says very calmly “That will be the master, he has an awful temper, perhaps you’d better run now”.


I am confused and stand up and face the door to the hallway. The door bursts open and I am confronted by a horrible beast which I know instantly to be the devil. He is still shouting, and I am paralysed by the sense of utter evil. I wake up convinced that I am about to die.