Monday, August 11, 2008
Dreams and Other Nocturnal Activities
A couple of nights ago, Jared and I had a funny nighttime experience. We were both asleep (as we usually are in the wee hours of the morning). I rolled over more toward the middle of the bed and I must have moved my pillow a little because I hear Jared say, "Be careful! There might be knives right there!", indicating the side of my pillow that I was rolling towards. So, I sat up, grabbed my pillow, and pulled my pillowcase off, throwing it over the end of the bed. In my mind, I knew there were no knives, but I didn't want Jared to worry, so I just thought it would be easier to get rid of the pillowcase. When we woke up the next morning, Jared asked what happened to my pillowcase. So, as I grabbed my pillowcase from the foot of the bed, I said, "well, last night you said there might be knives on my pillow, so I took the pillowcase off and threw it off the bed." He thought that was very funny and after I told him about it, he remembered having dreamt that there were knives on my side of the bed. But, he didn't remember any of the action in the middle of the night. I thought it was so funny that he didn't remember any of it and yet, I remembered exactly what happened and I knew exactly where my pillowcase was in the morning. I also find it funny how logic gets completely twisted around where we're half-asleep. When Jared said there might be knives, I knew there weren't any, but the idea that there COULD be knives on my pillow was totally feasible in my half-asleep mind. And I also find it funny that, in the event there could be knives, my solution - completely logical in my half-asleep mind - was to take off the pillowcase. I think that dreams and other nocturnal mental activity is fascinating! Anyone else have any awesome dreams/other nocturnal activities to share?