First, an announcement: this is post #3000 here on The Sound Of One Hand Typing!
I’ve talked about sleep and dreams here before (here and here, for starters). I’ve mentioned that I think dreams result from the mind performing maintenance on itself, and I’ve talked about some of the weird and vivid dreams I have had.
I realized when I woke up this morning that there was something missing from having dreams: continuity. Have you ever awakened from a dream at an inopportune time, before something big was about to happen, and wished that you were able to resume that dream where you left off, kind of like a movie you’re streaming, to find out what happens next? Or had a dream that was populated with so many cool people that you wish you could have them return in another dream? Maybe even mix the casts from two or more dreams in a brand new one?
Of course, from what we know about dreams — that we dream all night and only remember a portion of them — it’s possible that already happens.
Okay, how about this: when I’m having an especially good dream, suppose I opened Evernote in the dream and noted everything I liked about it (names, places, events etc.) so that, when I woke up, all my notes would be in Evernote for me? And, as an added bonus, I could not only document the dreams I could remember, but the dreams that I couldn’t…
In one of my dreams from last night, there were two cats, an orange tabby and a tuxedo. As I remember, they were huge. I’d definitely want to run into them again.
Pleasant dreams, everyone…