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December 16, 2002

Have not dreamed in a while, or so it feels for me at least. It is as if living on Broadway were somehow linked to some sort of a deal. I am allowed to experience portions of my day as a dream but my night dreams are taken away every morning, just seconds before i wake up. I try to somehow steal the last glimpses of my nightly adventures at least by waking up as early as possible, but as soon as I open my eyes there is New York calling again and I find myself thrown into another day. Who knows, it might be as well. Since I was a little boy I have spoken a strange language when asleep and am known for even rushing up, speaking this language, as if an urgent event were about to happen.
So maybe I do not really want to know about all of the layers of my mind.


Isn't it amazing how briefly the conscious mind holds onto the stuff of dreams? Try keeping a voice-activated recorder at your bedside: the moment you awaken (or even before then!), anything you speak will be recorded and you can listen to it later and maybe spark a pull of interesting things from the deep whorls of your brain.

Posted by: Anna on December 16, 2002 12:29 PM

When I was a child, my mother told me not to look out of the window after waking up. The impressions of the new day would just remove all traces of dreams.
And here 8 floors away from Broadway there is no escaping from the new day. It is just there at 12:01am and keeps knocking and scratching on the window until I crawl out of bed and say hello. I think if I put a voice activated recorder next to my bed, I would get all the announcements and screams and shouts of police cars telling that cab to “pull over to the right NOW.” on one neat tape. (But it is quite possible that there would be some of my screams inbetween.)

Posted by: Witold on December 16, 2002 05:57 PM

Milk Makes Men MEAN

Posted by: on December 16, 2002 06:12 PM

Milk Makes Men MEAN

Posted by: on December 16, 2002 06:12 PM

Hmm, that is very interesting anonymous. M M M M ?
Tell me more.

Posted by: Witold on December 16, 2002 06:29 PM

Apparently the secret to remembering dreams is to not move your body, especially your head, as you're waking up. Somehow this disrupts the memory of the dream.

Posted by: daegan on December 16, 2002 06:30 PM

I will need to try to keep my eyes closed and not to move my head tomorrow morning. Let’s see what happens. Great idea deagan.

Posted by: Witold on December 16, 2002 06:57 PM

the secret to not having nitemares is not remembering your dreams...i think you're on the right track witold

Posted by: em!ly on December 16, 2002 07:15 PM

hmm... i need to control my sleep better. my apartment is pretty loud and earplugs just feel strange when worn overnight. I think I will get these special city windows. (And maybe use the sleepmask I got on one of my flights with singapore airlines. Free-happy-stuff.)

Posted by: Witold on December 16, 2002 08:02 PM

You seem to have stumbled upon a heretofore undiscovered physical law: the conservation of dreamstuff -- As your daytime dream-state lengthens, your nighttime dreams must necessarily decrease.. I like it.. Perhaps this means some complementary substance (non-dream) is increased for you at night. Perhaps you are now capable of solving immensely concrete problems with the other half of your brain at night..

Posted by: Jim on December 16, 2002 08:08 PM

congratulations with taking this through the year, it's a big accomplishment...takes a lot of commitment and determination.

Posted by: em!ly on December 17, 2002 08:20 PM

Thank you for congratulating under the right entry Em!ly. : )
It is quite amazing how much can happen in a single little year. And I have the feeling that this is just the beginning. Yey! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Posted by: Witold on December 17, 2002 09:21 PM
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