Wednesday, May 4, 2011

On the ability to dream

I think one of the best things about being Human is posessing the ability to dream. When we dream, we process the day's events, sift through and discard the unimportant while archiving and saving the important. Dreams give us the chance to see loved ones that are too far to be seen and most importantly, it allows us to work through our feelings.

Whenever I feel angry or upset, my dreams help me through it. I have been feeling down lately and the worst part is that I couldn't talk to anyone about it as I knew it would only make me feel like a horrible, terrible person. So, I kept it locked in, eating away at my insides. This went on for almost 3 weeks when finally last night, in my dreams, I screamed, shouted, let everyone know exactly what I was feeling and why. I was free to feel and woke up feeling lighter and happier. Although I do feel as though i have been screaming in real life- i am drained of energy.

I do not know why exactly we have the ability to dream, or whether we really are the only species that actually does dream. What I do know is that dreams help us maintain our sanities... by remembering, forgetting, exploring or plain ol' screaming at the top of our lungs.

Here's to our dreaming abilities!

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