Dream weaver I believe you can get me through the night
Dream weaver I believe we can reach the morning light
Fly me high through the starry skies
Maybe to an astral plane
Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget today's pain
"Dream Weaver" by Gary Wright (a song that gave me nightmares when I was a kid because of the weird sounds in it)
This week I've been in a cycle of vivid dreams. These cycles come and go and I'm not really sure what drives them. I've had many of my recurring dream themes this week. They are
roller-coaster type of train rides on bridges across a very wide rivers and valley areas,
beaches and sand and shells,
a strange city that is unknown to me in my waking life but familiar in my dreams,
a college campus that is supposed to be my alma mater but doesn't look at all like it,
hotels and dorms in the strange city and college campus.
There are other recurring dreams that if I've had this week I don't remember. My most favorite dreams are the ones in which I can fly by 'swimming' through the air. Apparently not everyone has these flying dreams which is a shame. David says he's never dreamed of flying. My oldest and I have had the same dreams. One in particular that we've both had is of flying in space in planetary orbits but not in a spacecraft.
One question that I've pondered a bit is "How did sleep and dreams evolve?"