I Can’t Stop!

Yesterday’s recipe post got me thinking about recurring nightmares.  I have a few, but not the typical standing-in-front-of-the-class-naked, or being back in school about to take a test and I didn’t study for it.  Thankfully, my nightmare of being a potato about to be made into mashed potatoes was a one-off.  Not sure I could handle that dream more than once.  Instead I have the Big/Little dreams.  I used to have these a lot as a kid, and they came back after Charlie was born.  I think they are a reaction to feeling overwhelmed.  The scenario of the dream always changes, but the feeling is always the same: everything in the world is bigger than I am, even the air.  I feel like I’m being crushed and I can’t get out. 

The most recent dream I’ve been having is the inability-to-brake dream.  I’m in a car and… wait for it… I can’t brake.  In yesterday’s occurrence, I was sitting in a parked car, in the passenger seat, when the car started rolling.  I put my foot on the brake and it stopped momentarily, but then my foot slipped and it started rolling again.  Then it seemed that I couldn’t press the brake hard enough and the car kept rolling and turning, nearly missing cars left and right.  Finally, the car came to rest, but I was afraid that I had hit a car.  I got out and sure enough, I had hit a Mercedes (even though it didn’t look damaged at all!).  I was so afraid because Mercedes are expensive cars and would I be able to afford the repairs?  I began pleading my case with the couple who owned the car… they were barbecuing in the parking lot and looked not like the typical Mercedes owners.  I asked, “How did you get so much money?” and the man said, “We sell vitamins!  For 100/month, you too can begin your own successful career!”  Are you kidding me?  I just hit your car and you want to sell me vitamins.

And now that I think of it…  I have a recurring dream that ends up being an advertisement for pyramid schemes?  I am slightly worried about my mental state.

6 thoughts on “I Can’t Stop!

  1. Sonya says:

    I’m glad that I’m not the only one who has bizarre dreams.

  2. kim says:

    In my dreams my megamind hubby is finally dumber than me–he hates it, I love it!

  3. Kristen says:

    I STILL have those big/little dreams. They freak me out a lot less since Michael Jackson died. How is that relevant, you ask? Well, after watching Thriller at Expo 86, my big/little dreams always included The King Of Pop. Always. I’ll take your vitamin & raise you…

  4. ancelyna says:

    Whoa! I have the same not being able to break dreams! Well, no, not the same since mine don’t end with pyramid schemes. But I used to often end up in cars which I cannot brake, so I put ALL mu force onto that pedal but it just doesn’t do what it’s supposed to. Do you think it means anything? Like… um.. great minds think alike or something? I think that’s what it is. Yep. Awesome!

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