I don’t know if it’s because I’m back to working on the Dream Weaver series, but I’ve been paying more attention to my dreams. I’ve always dreamed a lot. I can dream some really bizarre dreams, but the most common is finding new rooms in my house and wondering why I never use them. What’s struck me recently, though, is the feelings the dreams leave me with.
Dream researchers say that the dreams you remember are the ones that you wake up from. Recently, I haven’t been able to remember what I was dreaming, but boy… the emotions. I’ve woken up recently feeling “all the feels.” I’m not an emotional person, typically, but these feelings that the dreams are leaving are intense. I’ve woken up feeling sad or wistful or poignant. I know that’s not a good adjective to use there, but that was the essence of the feeling. It’s weird, because I don’t remember the dream that left me feeling this way — and I’m waking up in a mood. It’s the first thing in the morning. I don’t want to wake up sad.
Fortunately, the feelings tend to go away quickly. My most common problem with sleep has always been insomnia. So I’m dreaming things that touch on my feelings. I can’t complain. At least I’m sleeping.
Have you ever experienced this? Do you remember your dreams? Or am I just becoming a big old softy?