What do you dream?

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  1. exwhyzee

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    From NYT Magazine:

    "In an age of high-definition television and vivid cinematography, it might seem peculiar to think that anyone would experience colorless dreams.
    For many people, the dream state can be the most turbulent, emotionally intense part of the day. Falling, flying, failing exams and being chased are among the most frequently reported themes when people are asked in studies to describe their dreams. And yet for a small segment of the population, drifting off at night means reverting to a world of monochromatic hues."

    Read more here.

    Are you one of the small percentage that dreams only on black and white?

    Beyond hues, do you remember your dreams? Are they usually stressful? Romantic? Arbitrary? Adventurous?

    What (if anything) do you think your head is telling you about your life via your dreams?
     
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    :sad2: that is so personal for me... Things that keeps running through my head and I want to be solve, or things I want to be happen...
     
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    Henry David Thoreau said dreams are the touchstones of ones character.
    To me dreams are the events that transpire in the mind or subconscious when your objective senses are at rest.
    I dream in color, last night I dreamt about Palm Trees...I think I get a little homesick during the holiday!
     
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    I dream a lot, and they're always odd and many times are funny. I can remember vivid details about rooms; kids from grade school pop up from time to time; many dreams involve roads or highways (my path?). Definitely in color. Oh yes. The occasional sex dream is always nice.

    I have about 1 bad dream a year.
     
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    I dream in full colour.

    While it's not something I normally notice I still recall one incredibly vivid dream of a house on a gentle hill near a lake. The lawn was such a lush green and the house and water were in dramatic contrast to it.

    This turned out to be a deja vu dream because months later, while visiting my father in the new town he had just moved to, we drove past the exact house on the exact hill with the exact lake just behind. I swear I could have said which room each window was for. Spooky.
     
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    I dream in color as well, and my dreams are most often rambling action dreams with no plot or unified content. I went here...,I did this..., I saw him..., we did this..., and then it ends. Often they are very very vivid...including conversations and senses. My favorites are when I have sex with people that I want to have sex with, but never will. When those happen, I feel like I've actually had sex with the individual. Wierd, I know, but much appreciated. :redface:

    Rarely I will have a dream that is scary...and more often than not it is an implied danger or threat, and never a direct threat.

    I do get deja vu, but not as often as I did as recently as 5 years ago. My deja vu has deja gone. :frown1:

    I think my dreams are telling me that life is a banquet, and that I should just try everything that is placed before me and enjoy all the fun.
     
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    The dreams I remember always involve an apocalypse, of sorts. Be it an alien invasion, a massive world war, or a natural disaster. Usually there's quite a bit of death or trauma involved. From dream enthusiasts, I hear this signifies new beginnings, but I remain unconvinced.
     
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    I dream in various kinds of color, some dreams black and white and some partial color. I'd once dreamed in color, but watched a black and white TV set.

    I also can smell odors in my dreams. And feel cold. And warmth.

    Then there are those odd waking dreams where I pick something up and throw it, and my body twitches and my arm moves out and up.
     
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    Egads, I hope you aren't psychic...
     
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    I dream of a world in which the internet is free, fast, and troll free. :rolleyes:
     
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    Good Luck with That!
     
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    I've had roughly 10 dreams completely in black and white, while the rest are in colour.

    Like Mr. Black, my dreams are of the future.:smile: Sometimes they come true, sometimes they just don't happen. I tend to dream of situations that could occur if I had my way. A lot of my dreams have become sexual over the last 2 years. I have my thoughts on why.

    Sex dreams are fun.

    Ooo, I've also had the typical, Falling off a cliff dream.
     
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    I dream in color. :)

    Plus, for some reason, the faces of the people always tend to change from one person to the next. Most of the time, i don't remember the specifics of the dream but once in a while, i have a dream that is so vivid and memorable, i wake up with a surge of feelings.

    and also, if i'm really stressed out about an exam, i always end up dreaming that i fail. maybe its something that happens to get rid of anxiety?
     
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    When I dream, I am a wolf running thru a moon lit woods. I can hear better than I am able to describe and I can feel my muscels and bones move so vividly I would sware it was real. I could see in color, so clearly, I was not realy a wolf. They can not see color. I know it is wierd and you will most likely not belive me, but this is what I call my "Flying dream". People often have joyful dreams of flying.
     
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    When I have nightmares I am always traped in some building and zombies are trying to get in. I think it is the result of my feeling overwhelmed and defenceless against the unpleasent things in my life.
     
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    The notion that some people dream only in black and white is ridiculous and false.

    Prior to the advent of black and white photography, humanity had NO experience of gray scale perception. engravers produced LINE art... but Whistler's Mother, the first painting with a gray scale only color palette, occurred only as a result of the artist's experience of early photography.

    Ergo... there is no mechanism by which mankind could have EVOLVED a sense of grayscale perception. Having never had an opportunity to EXPERIENCE a gray scale visual field.
    In fact... prior to the advent of Black and white movies and photography... there is not one single historical reference to people "dreaming" in black and white.

    Its a modern myth.

    I am sure there are people, who were raised in an age of B&W TV and movies, who dream occasionally in a B&W fashion... but that is simply the brain adopting a perceptual style to fit a cinematic theme...

    Because most people do not fully recall their dreams...and because perceptual memory from dreams fades faster than contextual memory (i.e., the subject of the dream ) some people may have convinced themselves that they dream only in B&W... but its just poppycock.

    If people had grayscale perceptual EXPERIENCE, even in their dreams, then you would have seen it reflected in art prior to the creation of grayscale photogrpahy.
     
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    My dreams are often disconnected scenes and don't seem to have a story line that ties it together. Sometimes, like once a year, there is a scary, being chased by an unknown beast, type dream. Sex dreams are frequent and can be with unknown hot people or with people from the past. I use to dream a lot about being an owl and flying around farmyards picking off little critters. I haven't had one of those for months.

    I took a workshop once in dream analysis and we learned techniques for remembering dreams. That was fun and a lot of unusual stuff came out in the dreams. At that time I started controlling and directing the dreams. It's cool to know that you are dreaming and push the action in certain ways. It seems to happen most in the sex dreams.
     
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    I know...its insane that the Times would promote such poppycock. :rolleyes:
     
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    :eek:

    The New York Times drew those?:confused:
     
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    I always dream in color and when my dreams begin i am somehow aware of this and make sure to actually watch the dreams as though i were watching a movie or as an out of body experience. Always in color and most dreams involve houses, buildings and water. Sometimes I have had premonitionary dreams and even saw actual places that i had never seen, did not know they existed only to see them years later by some coincidence.
    Of course I love the sex dreams.
     
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