Tuesday, May 5, 2020

In Dreams


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

We are living in strange times. (I've finally used up all the pre-written "what if?" posts.) It seems like all of us are having strange dreams, at least by what some people in media have said. So...

What if these "strange" dreams are the collective unconsciousness' way of giving us solutions to this world-wide pandemic problem? 

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  1. Our brains work in mysterious ways. Who knows?

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  2. Ooh, that's a creepy consideration, making me think of "The Stand" by Stephen King. My dreams were worse last year after so much personal turmoil. Now, many of them are about stupid everyday things, such my husband requesting I wash a load of clothes. I actually checked his drawer upon waking. Heh... Be well, my dear.

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    1. Glad to know you haven't succumbed to the weird dream contingent.

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  3. That's an interesting thought! Like a hive mentality.

    I haven't had any strange dreams, so I don't know what everyone is talking about. It's business as usual for me.

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    1. Consider yourself lucky. My dreams have been... Well, the less said the better, I think.

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  4. Ughh that would suck because that would mean the toilets would all be out in the open and disgusting

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    1. Oh, I have those dreams, too. Perhaps that solution is more figurative than literal.

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  5. I'd say giving people vague imagery in dreams is a bad idea when people can't even follow explicit instructions.

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  6. That would be great if it were true!

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  7. I think a lot of people would welcome that.

    Betty

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  8. I have not had any strange dreams, compared to the "before". Guessing I am in the minority - maybe I'm not part of the solution, either?

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    1. Maybe not. Media likes to hop on to anything. It resonated with me, but that might not be true of everyone.

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  9. People might like all that. But I haven't been having strange dreams. My dreams are same as usual!

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  10. Oh. I'll have to stop taking my sleep aid and get back into remembering dreams! Maybe I'll unlock the key!
    ...although a friend did just send me a video about the action she thinks we ALL NEED to take, because WE ARE IN A WAR! I'm going to watch it tomorrow.

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    1. Nah, restful sleep is way more important than remembering your dreams.

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  11. Omgosh. I analyze ALL of my dreams. I think knowledge absolutely comes to us thru dreams. It came to Joseph in the Bible too and took him from captivity to a bazillionaire for those times.

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    1. Then hopefully someone will find a solution soon ;)

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  12. If that be the case my dead brain needs to jump in and read those dreams.

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  13. That could very well be plausible.

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    1. The more plausible the question, the deeper it goes, I think.

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  14. All connected? Oh well, why not

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  15. That would be cool. Are you old enough to remember the Harmonic Convergence in the late 1980s? People gathered at sacred places around the world for a weekend to hum for world peace or something similar.

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