dreams: think-read dreams


name of dream: think-read dream 1

first scene

in the centre of a large busy town looking for a sign that points to the railway station

second scene

having a confab with a railway employee about buying a ticket

third scene

a woman in the same situation as me (we both missed the last scheduled commuter service and we would have to use the employee’s transport-home train)

fourth scene

slept during the journey and woke to find a message on the seat next to me

could only read the message by “think-reading” it one word at a time

the first word was “your”

when i had read that word in order to read the next word it meant using a word that made grammatical and contextual sense before it could be read (in this instance it was “luggage”) the next word could be is/was/has etc.

if the sentence wasn’t making sense it meant going back to that part of the message where more than one word could be used to form a grammatically correct sentence and trying different words until the right one had been chosen and then the next word revealed itself in both grammatical and contextual sense

while reading/forming the message i can remember thinking “why is it in the luggage office” and “how did it get broken”?

i realised i could go back to the note/message and ask the question “how did it get broken”? and so i did

the message began forming itself and eventually it all made sense

the note read…“your luggage is in the luggage office because the hand-strap of the large black bag broke as it was being handled and the contents spilled out. you can collect it from there up until 1 a.m.”

think-reading was the longest scene of the dream and it took bleedin’ ages

the think-reading became a real chore and it may have been the case that the task of think-reading was becoming so much of an effort i concluded the message so i wouldn’t have to keep on think-reading

when the message had fully formed i felt relaxed about getting the luggage back and i woke from the dream

note 1

the second time recently that a message has occurred this way in a dream