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    Posted January 17, 2013 by
    elchueco
     
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    Photo challenge: Recreate your dream

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    Skee-bowling at Surreal Lanes

     
    I haven't had a nightmare in a long time. Not that I can remember anyway.

    Then again, I don't remember my dreams all that often. I had to draw inspiration for this assignment from the tiny part of a dream that I remembered.

    About a week ago I had a strange dream that I was out with some friends at night at a fair, and we got to play skee-ball, except the ball was a bowling ball and there were pins laid about in the concentric targets.

    Thankfully my good friend Ryan invited me and some friends to actually go bowling soon after, so I had a chance to recreate an aspect of that fantasy.

    Maybe some 8 years ago a friend was really getting into lucid dreaming and lent me a book on the subject. It instructed the reader to keep a dream journal and strive to sit down after waking up and recollect their dream stories and write them down, because remembering gets harder if you don't dwell on them. It also gave some tips on how to recognize that you were in fact dreaming, or at least a way to condition yourself so that your dream experience led you to realize you were in fact dreaming.

    These days, what with rushing to get out of the house, I have a harder time remembering my dreams in the morning. I don't keep a dream journal anymore, and so lucid dreaming has been harder since those days.

    Still, this assignment has made me think more about the subject, so maybe it's something I can pick up again. After all, you get plenty of practice when you have to do it every day.

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