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The Journey – Stream Of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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Dreams are what

Help define us.

Help give us purpose.

Help us to be

Who we want to be.

Don’t let your dreams

Fall by the wayside.

Dream your dreams.

Become who you want to be.

The road may not be easy,

And may be long,

But always remember,

The journey of a thousand miles

Begins with a single step.

So take that first step

And begin your journey.

 

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This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “jour”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 7/2020


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Don’t Forget – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

 

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)

 

 

(quote image from my Pinterest)

 

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Best Friends


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Odd Dreams – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

 

“I don’t always remember my dreams but when I do, they’re weird as shit.” – unknown

 

(I saw this the other day and totally related to it, since when I do remember my dreams, they’re always totally weird – which is probably why I remember them. For example, I had a dream the other night where I’d been invited to go off with some space aliens, and some various things happened while I was eagerly waiting for the aliens to come get me. When I woke up, I wanted to finish the dream and I even spent most of the day still partially wishing the aliens would come take me away.)

 

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Ain’t got no clue

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10 Most Common Dreams and What They Mean Infographic…

Interesting information. I usually have odd dreams so I often wonder what they mean. I can’t really recall dreams like these before, except some that were sort of like being chased (like the one that was sort of like a zombie movie and I and others were trying to get away and hide, except instead of it being zombies we were escaping from killer rabbits, and one dream where a dragon was after me, but I was the only one who could see it).

Anyone have any ideas what dreaming about grocery shopping might mean? I’ve been having a lot of dreams involving that lately.

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Dream A New Dream – One-liner Wednesday #1lineWed

This is part of One-liner Wednesday:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/08/12/one-liner-wednesday-instantaneous-gratification-in-action/

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Dreams are answers – One-liner Wednesday

 

With the news yesterday of more X-Files on the way, I had to share this 🙂

 

 

Part of One-liner Wednesday:
http://lindaghill.com/2015/03/25/one-liner-wednesday-gettin-old/

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“A Nightmarish Origin”

Thought I’d reblog this interesting post since I’ve posted before about dreams. I don’t recall ever having many scary dreams before. Most of mine are just “weird” and leave me wondering “wth was that?” when I wake up.

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We’ve all had nightmares at some point in our lives. Several people are plagued with them as if they were in a film caught in some sort of terrifying loop destined to repeat itself while others are fortunate enough to hardly ever have one. Yet, we really don’t put much emphasis into the origin of the word “nightmare”. Many of us shudder at the mere thought of even considering it. So quick are we in wanting to forget such frightening visions, but the truth of the matter is that the word “nightmare” dates back from Old English times when the word “mare” referred to folkloric demons that terrorized people by sitting on their chests while the individuals slept, causing them to have haunting dreams. These so-called demons were often thought to be incubi and/or succubi. The prefix “night” was later added to articulate the dream condition.

Nightmares, as we all…

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Second star to the right – One-liner Wednesday

“The second star to the right shines in the night for you, to tell you that the dreams you plan really can come true.” – J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

 

 

 

 

 

Part of One-liner Wednesday:

http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/one-liner-wednesday-insignificant/


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A Slutty, Cussing Barbie

Had a very odd dream this morning  just before my alarm went off. In the dream, I was putting a slinky black dress on a Barbie doll. The kicker is that the Barbie doll could talk (I think it might have been like one of those talking dolls, with the programmed phrases it can say, but I’m not sure), and its vocabulary was definitely not child-friendly.

 

Curious as to what it might mean, I looked up the meaning of a Barbie doll in dreams, and found a few different meanings:

1- “To see a Barbie doll in your dream represents society’s ideals. You may feel that you are unable to meet the expectations of others. Alternatively, the Barbie doll refers to the desire to escape from daily responsibilities. It may serve to bring you back to your childhood where life was much simpler and more carefree.”  – dreammoods.com

2-“Dreaming of a barbie doll means you are seeking to live an ideal life. You tend to think having the perfect body image, and material possessions would naturally make your happier. Look within yourself to see if looking your best all the time justifies the amount of time spent verse the rewards gained. Learn to build on long terms goals instead of focusing on beauty and things, because time trumps beauty and all things lose value.” – mydreammeanings.com

3-“If you see a Barbie doll in your dream it denotes the perfection of the world. The dream explains that you have a sense of no one understanding you and accepting the way you are. It might be that you have too big expectations for yourself just to prove those around you that you can do everything and are capable to reach any goal. The other explanation of this dream foretells that the Barbie doll wants to avoid the duties and charges it has…” – dreamsdreaming.com

 

So what does that say about me that my subconscious is putting a Barbie doll in a slinky black dress and making her cuss like a sailor? I’m almost afraid to think.
What about you? What do you think it might mean? And have you had any weird dreams like this?

 


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Using dreams as story ideas

Very rarely do I have nightmares. For the most part, I tend to have weird, involved dreams (at least those that I remember are). A while back I had a long, involved dream that was sort of like a zombie survival movie, only everyone was trying to getting away from killer rabbits instead of zombies. (Afterwards, I had an urge to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail again, but I don’t think that’s what the dream was trying to tell me.) And the other night, I had a dream that seemed to be based on Chronicles of Narnia (I was supposedly Lucy, I think), but it was more like Harry Potter in that I and another person were fighting a bad guy by using magic, only I couldn’t find the piece of paper my incantations were written on.

 

Many times I find myself wishing I could remember more details of these sorts of dreams, as I always think they’d make good material for stories to write. I have heard before about keeping a dream journal, and sometimes I’ll think about doing it, but I never do. Maybe one day I will.

 

What about you? Do you have dreams that you think would be good story material? Have you ever turned dreams into stories?