I’ve dreamed of the ocean the last several nights, one of them was even a dream inside a dream (the Atlantic ocean began at the east edges of WI after the ocean levels finished rising) which was pretty interesting.
Last night amongst my dreams of the ocean, oh such oceans that they are too, not oceans in existence now but perhaps the future oceans, I dreamed that I had taken a trip with my momma and someone else I can’t recall.
As we were situating ourselves at the temporary residence (hotel, apartment?) there was a knock at the door. Someone else answered it and in ran my niece Lils. She was older than the last time I saw her, she was the age she would be now if she had lived. 4 and taller, slightly longer hair that curled mostly just at the ends now. She ran to me and gave me a hug like she always used to. I started crying and felt so relieved, saying “we thought we’d lost you” and she stared at me like I was nuts and told me she was always around.
She insisted we go outside, that I take her to go exploring. We were by all sorts of large trees and wooden walk ways among the canopies. She talked to me as we walked around but I can’t remember what she said. We stood at the end of a large fallen tree, that had been cut in half to make an elevated path, looking out at swinging bars made of wood and vine and a large cavern at the base of a tree so massive you could fit several cars in the base. She told me she wanted to go play. There was a lovely playground made out of living wood and polished stone, beautiful in its ingenuity and harmony. She let go of my hand as we approached the play area and ran towards the slide, I got the impression my brother was around somewhere and felt my dream begin to shift to something else.
Even as the new people entered and my surrounding began to change I could feel myself wanting to go back and spend more time with Lils. I fought against the shift but lost and soon found myself on tropical shores surrounded by fun-loving people who wanted to just relax and were telling me to relax, which I think I obliged. I can’t remember what woke me up but when I did I felt a wave of simultaneous peace and sadness wash over me.
I don’t want to forget this dream which is why I wrote it down. Even if it’s just my imagination it was still very interesting to me.
What crazy dreams do you have?