The other day I was talking to my friend, Steve Hynes, about dreams (and neither of us were high). Steve, mentioned that he was reading a book about remembering, learning from, and controlling dreams. Now, I’m not sure what I would use “controlling my dreams” for, though that sounds cool. It’s probably a lot like the “golden god” scene from Almost Famous.
Anyways, I feel like I have a lot of ridiculous/hilarious dreams that could be worth remembering. I know that sounds pretentious but I hardly ever wake up scared from nightmares but I do regularly wake up from extreme laughter (which I admit sounds a little frightening). I, like most people, am really bad at remembering dreams though. Steve said something that really stuck with me, he said as soon as you wake up from a dream you should write down all the things you remember about the dream so you can reconstruct it later.
That night I put a notebook next to me bed and when I woke up I gave it a try and wrote down a list of things I could remember from a dream I had:
Hopefully with work I’ll get better at this, but as far as I can remember the dream involved Laura Miner, and I, in New York City (NYC). We were walking down the island of Manhattan, though we were walking down a part of the island that was only a few feet wide and made of sand (beaches). Waves were hitting us from both sides as we ran down the windy isthmus. I think we had just left the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (after UCB) and were discussing how I had just figured out where downtown was compared to uptown (uptown/downtown). There were two parts of the beach that were separated by a birch tree that we had to climb over (tree climb). I guess the new way to explore was running down the beaches of Manhattan. I can’t remember what Brad Pitt or tour guide were about but hopefully we had the famous actor leading us on this trip. Anyways, I hope to get better at this.
P. S. Yes, the title of this post is a reference to this.
In high school, I ran for the track and field team. I ran pretty much every event: the 100-yard, 200-yard, 400-yard, and 1 mile events regularly and somewhat less regularly