I happened to see this meme that quoted, “I love dreaming, because dream is better than reality.” It took me some time to capture that I simply disagreed with that statement. (No offense whoever posted that?)
Recently, since there’s much lesser things to think about, the reason of course being that I am having summer vacation, I feel mostly light- headed and this exactly is why my dreams are more vivid and weird (not quite the word to describe it.)
A particularly purple- bordered 100 pound (or more) yellow snake crept through the garden wall as I was supposedly walking through the porch. Without much enthusiasm I called, “Mom, huge snake.” No answer. Hmm. Now, cute little cobras were sprouting on the gracefully swerving weird snake body. I edged towards the snake in an attempt to touch that silky hide.
Then, KA- BOOM, it was morning. It’s really irritating when you stop dead right at the moment which you anticipated the most. Still slightly disappointed, I got- on with my activities.
Exactly on that day, am not lying, my mom told me that a snake somehow had slithered into my house garden. This was totally impossible because a countless number of mongoose kept patrolling through the house contours. I almost had a heart attack when mom told me that it was a yellow serpent (relieved to find it had no purple in it.) I offered special prayers to the snake god that day. If this was supposed to be scary, I was not.
A lot of free time meant, a lot of time to nap and a lot of day-dreams. I was even able to continue day dream that I had left unfinished later at night like pausing and playing a movie. I was able to view the whole episode of me getting trampled into an invisible wall, a tree getting uprooted right above me…..well! You get the idea!
I felt feverish and was scared stiff when I woke up. Even after freshening up I couldn’t shake the dreadful ideas that had popped up in my reverie.
This was when I saw the Facebook meme.
That post shook me very much. In reality you and I can forget the past, live in the present amend the future. And living in the midst of the painstaking things that we cannot change……the concept itself seems horrible.
Dreams can be either too tempting or too dreary or terrifying. The too-good-to-be-true hallucinations are like the Mirror of Erised (the mirror that shows what we most want in our life but is mostly impossible) while the fearful ones is simply a mixture of the things that we dread the most.
But dreams can never be better than reality and that IS the reality and to compare between dream and realism is beyond compare.