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November 13th, 2003

Acting on a Dream

We’ve talked about dreams and sleepwalking a number of times, but here’s a question for you: have you ever acted in real life based on something that happened in a dream?

Early this morning I had a dream that the wind was really fierce outside (which it was) and that I went downstairs to bring some things in off the porch. As I was outside gathering a couple things, I realized I must have set the alarm off, so I ran back inside to turn it off. Oddly, the alarm wasn’t going off… I couldn’t figure out why. I went back outside and was started by Huyen, who was sitting in the back seat of her car with an evil grin on her face. Apparently, I had set it off, and she came downstairs to shut it off, then decided to come outside and scare the bejeezus out of me.

When I woke up, it was about 4am. Sure enough, as the forecasters had predicted, the wind was whipping around outside. So, I went downstairs, turned off the alarm (see, I learned my lesson), and brought a couple things in from the porch.

A few times in the past, I’ve acted on a dream, usually when the dream brought something up that I had been meaning to do before I went to bed. Nevertheless, it’s kind of a strange mingling of worlds when your dream world so directly effects your real world.

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