Sunday, July 8, 2012
There's been a strange change in my dreams over the past couple months: people I know who show up in my dreams have their real faces. This is definitely different from the way my dreams worked for my first thirty years, and it's strange to me that I would experience such a change so late. Previously, people I know from my life would appear in my dreams, but their faces and physical characteristics would be different. Someone I know as a tall, thin, black guy could be a short, fat, white guy with a completely different face in my dream, but I'd still immediately recognize that person in the dream and wouldn't realize that anything was strange until I woke up. But now, suddenly, that doesn't happen anymore: people I know from reality are showing up in my dreams with their correct physical appearances—some people I've seen that day, some people I haven't seen in years. Odd.