When you get old - particularly if you have pain/mobility issues - you may take a measure of relief in sleep and the dreams that accompany it. At least I do. I look forward to dreaming.
Well I am interested in the thought processes within a dream. No, I do not seek some revelation about my mental state. But I am curious, just the same.
Last night was not a particularly good night, but I did have one dream. Curiously, it involved the fellow you see in the photo, actor Richard Webb.
I was dreaming, and in conversation I asked a man (I did not recall his name) what his job was. When I asked that, I doomed the dream to end, which it did.
He couldn't recall what his job had been, and that was unacceptable to me.
You see, he couldn't recall because *I* couldn't recall, and it was my mind making up the dream. The whole shebang made me wake up!
I drifted back to a continuation of the same basic dream. In it, I met a guy I once worked with and told him my conclusion, that because I asked the man what his job was, I doomed myself to wake up.
He thought a little and asked me to try it out on him. So I did.
But first he seemed to hint he would prove me wrong. So when I asked him what HE did, he got this intense, somewhat serious, screwy look on his face, and...
I woke up. This time for good.
By the way, the "job" was the making of the old black and white kids' TV show "Captain Midnight".
Image Credit » Wikimedia PD Image - Actor Richard Webb, Dressed as Captain Midnight