Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech had some weight and importance to it. It was a major speech given by a major man.
When I wake up in the morning, and the first thing I say to my wife is, “I had a dream”….well…she
hates doesn’t like it very much. My dreams don’t make sense…it’s boring for her to hear somebody else’s dreams.
My dreams don’t carry the same weight as Martin Luther King’s dreams.
They’re often kind of goofy.
But if you think about it, Martin Luther King probably had his share of goofy dreams that didn’t make any sense, too. He just didn’t try to share all of them with the world.
I’ve heard the phrase “lucid dreaming” before. I guess that’s where a person is aware that they’re dreaming while the dream is going on.
I know I’m dreaming in the middle of my dreams fairly often…usually it’s kind of a relief to remember “it’s just a dream”….but my dreams are seldom lucid.
They just don’t make sense.
Last night, I dreamt that I was supposed to meet a good friend from High School at a concert close to where I used to live.
I took a wrong turn somewhere and before the dream was over I’d abandoned my old Volkswagen bus and was frantically scooting back from Atlanta on a wheeled djembe drum when I woke up.
I was wearing a pair of pink HiTec hiking shoes that I’d gotten as a hand me down from my sister. That part didn’t make sense, either…I don’t usually wear pink…but I remember that in my dream I told myself, “I can wear whatever I want…”.
You know….getting back to that whole Martin Luther King thought….I bet that he really did have a bunch of goofy dreams, too. He just didn’t try to share them with the rest of the world.
He might have tried to share them with his wife. She might have told him, “OK, Martin…that’s fine…let’s just keep that one between you and me, though, OK? It’s kind of weird.”
It’s not that he didn’t have weird dreams. He was just judicious about what information he chose to pass on.
That’s a great skill to have…the ability to “self edit”.
This blogging thing is almost too easy in that way. Type…Post, Type….Post, Type….Post….day in and day out I’m hitting buttons and putting words on a screen.
A really coordinated monkey with a few typing classes under his belt could do the same thing.
“Hit this button now, Mr. Chimpy…yeah, that’s right!! Good boy…the “post” button…good!! Send it all out into the cloud….good job, my simian compadre!”
Doing all this before anyone else is up guarantees that no one is going to “edit” me, either.
I’m a self directed loose cannon…ready to hit whatever inconsequential target I wasn’t really aiming at.
Now that I think some more about it, I want a bunch of goofy dreams. Voluminous goofy dreams….a cornucopia of dangerously indecipherable dreams…DREAMS, DREAMS, DREAMS!!!
Bring on the weird dreams. I’m ready.
Because in the midst of all those really strange dreams, I know I’m going to have at least one or two that are going to be the springboard to something great.
I can dream, can’t I?
That wheeled djembe thing sounds like an idea that could really get off the ground.
image from here.