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August 11th, 2003

Recurring dream topics

I’ve noticed that when I dream, a lot of topics or situations come up again and again. For instance, I used to have a lot of dreams that involved very, very tall toilets. During college and even now I frequently have anxiety dreams where it’s the last day of the semester and I have to take a final for a class I’ve forgotten to go to all year. This year I’ve had an increasing amount of dreams where I’m back in high school, taking classes again (even though, even in my dream, I’ve already finished college and gotten a degree). One of the recent incarnations of my high school dream had me taking classes with grown-up versions of kids I went to elementary school with.

All my life I’ve also had relatively frequent dreams where dead pets or relatives are again alive (“he/she wasn’t really dead after all!”). A couple of weeks ago I dreamt about the family dog that passed away in 1997. Last night I dreamt that I was able to relive a day of my life and the one I was re-living was one where I had dinner with my grandfather and the rest of my family. Really, these types of dreams are kind of comforting.

Are there any topics that repeat themselves in your own dreams?

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Upset and Wondering February 10, 2007, 2:51 am

I’ve been having the same dream about my dead cat.I was standing in my sister’s room (before we had moved away from that house) and i looked at her bed for some odd reason and then turned away only to look again to see my dead cat standing there.I walked over to him and i was able to touch him, hear him and everything.Then i woke up because my new 7 month old cat had i guess saw my upset face and tears and woke me up, when i woke up i was crying and in my hand i had fur. I turned on the light and looked at it and then went and checked if it belonged to any of my pats and it didn’t, in fact it was the exact colour of my old cat’s fur. doea anyone know what this could mean?

Travis February 11, 2007, 7:48 am

The only dream I’ve had multiple times is one in which I’m in a library or bookstore with tall bookshelves filled with very colorful books… then they start to fall and I get buried in this pile of color.

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