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A strange dream I had this morning

Filed under: Life and Leisure by Hari
Posted on Thu, Feb 8, 2007 at 07:37 IST (last updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2008 @ 21:38 IST)

Sudipta recently talked about a subject that's always of interest to people: dreams. So I thought I'd write about one of my strangest dreams, which, surprisingly enough, occurred early this morning.

I usually don't have clear, focussed dreams. Usually the dreams usually disappear in the mists of my sleep or remain blurred and confused. They are also usually nonsensical. But early this morning I had a dream which was not only strangely realistic, it somehow remained sharp in my mind. Maybe illness has a way of focussing the mind. I certainly didn't sleep too well because of my throat infection.

Here's how it went.
I'm in a classroom at college. The lecturer is collecting the homework/assignment from the students. He tears and flings out the notebooks of those who haven't completed the homework and asks them to get out. Strangely enough, I find that my own homework hasn't been completed. Apart from a momentary feeling of dismay, I really don't feel any fear. Rather I'm increasingly irritated by his high-handed behaviour. It culminates when I finally rise up dramatically from my seat, declare that I haven't done my homework and stomp out in a rage, no doubt causing a mild sensation.

I then immediately head to the staff room (set in a strange location: my old school) and then walk in boldly amidst protests from other teachers. In scathing terms I complain about his behaviour in scathing terms to nobody in particular. The teachers look strained and confused. I have the impression that most of them are not even listening to me. However, having established my high moral ground, that scene came to an end.

In the next scene, I'm back for the next class of that lecturer. His attitude has undergone a strange transformation and to my own surprise, I stand up and apologize - not sincerely, but in an absolutely pompous, defiant and self-righteous manner. Strangely he acts most humbly and says that I needn't apologize for anything. He treats me in a most humble manner through the rest of the class. The lesson continues and I sit in class, radiant and filled with a sense of my own importance and an attitude of defiance, yet strangely relieved that I had not got into deep trouble over my behaviour.
This was a dream that actually highlighted two of my characteristics in real life - a strong sense of right and wrong and a rebellious streak. For whatever reason, I felt disturbed in this dream and strongly felt that the lecturer was acting in an unbecoming manner. In my own defiant behaviour, I was exhibiting my real-life rebelliousness.

Surprisingly, this dream is probably a twist of a real-life incident where I acted in a similar defiant manner before one of my lecturers shocking some of my friends. However, be that as it may, I thought it would share it here since it was somewhat realistic and had an underlying theme. Usually dreams disappear into the mists upon waking, but this one (maybe because I had it just before I woke up) stood very clearly etched in my mind.

2 comment(s)

  1. Wow... that is an interesting dream! Some things are really reflected in our dreams. Could you make sense of any of mine? :)

    Comment by Sudipta Chatterjee (visitor) on Thu, Feb 8, 2007 @ 09:01 IST #
  2. Yours are really wierd. The thing is, when I do have bizarre and fanciful dreams, I hardly recollect the details. You seem to recall them better.For me, only the occasional dream registers strongly in my mind. Otherwise it's just a collection of impressions. :smile:

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Thu, Feb 8, 2007 @ 09:23 IST #

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