I have been a vivid dreamer since childhood. My husband considers sleep wasted time, but for me, a 9 or 10 hour nap is better than a movie marathon: the action is intense, the dialogue is witty, and best of all, I am the world’s most attractive protagonist!
However, when discussing dreams with my mother-in-law the other day, I realized a pattern I had missed before. Most of my dreams feature conspiracy theories. For example, a few nights ago, I dreamt that I had had lasik surgery and returned for a check up. The doctor said almost everything looked good, except for one anomaly which he couldn’t explain. As he asked his fellow surgeons about the matter, we got the eerie feeling something was being covered up. Then we noticed the cameras hidden around the office. And then I woke up.
Now, I swear, in waking life, I am no conspiracy theorist. In fact, I am probably more trusting than I should be. But my subconscious seems to rival Mel Gibson. There is always an unseen reason motivating the action in my dreams; a puzzle I need to solve before I wake up (which rarely happens, I’m afraid). What does this mean? What is my mind trying to tell me about myself? Any theories?