The Dream World  

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Have you ever wondered why dreams are not coherent and why they don't have a flow? Have you ever suspected if David Lynch wrote the screenplay for your dreams?

Well, Everyone would have thought about this, except the ones who haven't thought about this. :).. And I am not an exception.

But No one would have found out the answer, except the ones who have found the answer:). Well.. Now I am an exception.

One fine Thursday night, I went to bed pretty late, and I had to wake up early the next day since I had a class at 8 'o' clock in the morning. I set an alarm for 6:30AM. ...And I slept.

I faintly remember the events in my dream that night, but I remember very well that the events were pretty coherent. They did not "jump", and the screenplay was chronological. It was like watching a reality show about myself( Whoa..What an irony!).


It was 6:30 AM. I woke up. But I wanted to sleep a little more. I set the alarm for 7:00 AM and slept again, hoping that the dream would continue. But it didn't.

In a half-asleep state, I was watching the minute hand of my clock at 10. A few minutes later, I watched it when it was at 11. I was waiting for it to move to 12, so that I could wake up. A few minutes later, it went to 12. Alright, it was 7 AM. Now, I was waiting for my alarm to ring:).. But it didn't. A few more minutes passed. The alarm clock remained silent.

Frustrated, I woke up and took the alarm clock in my hand. It was 8:05 AM!! I couldn't believe my eyes. As if this was not enough, there was one more shocker waiting for me. The alarm was still set at 6:30 AM!!! Didn't I wake up and set it for 7 AM again?????

Only then, I woke up to the truth-- the truth about why I didn't wake up to the alarm. When the clock struck 6:30, apparently, I never set the alarm for 7 PM in reality. It was in my dream that I had set the alarm!!

Now I know why God makes our dreams look like a 'David Lynch' movie, and the reason why dreams are not coherent. If they were, we wouldn't know the difference between dream and reality. Even if we somehow knew, we may prefer to sleep for eternity, since we may find the dream world to be more happier than the 'real' world.

Everyone would argue why couldn't the 'dream' world be real, and the 'real' world be a dream. Well....Not Everyone. I meant...Everyone except those who wouldn't argue:)


"Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?"
--Morpheus in THE MATRIX

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