These dreams go on when I close my eyes
Every second of the night I live another life
These dreams that sleep when it’s cold outside
Every moment I’m awake the further I’m away
(Further I’m away)
To say I grew up around some pretty superstitious people would be, at the very least, a monumental understatement. Yes ma’am, just take your pick from the Paranormal Encyclopedia and I’m sure I’ll recall at least one person from my childhood who claimed definitive “experteze” in that area. And, as anyone who’s followed this blog for a while can attest, the struggle to keep my head above water while being repeatedly dunked in that river of superstition has had a profound impact on my life.
Oddly enough though, the subject that I heard about the most as a kid – the actual subject of this post, isn’t listed in that encyclopedia. And that is the subject of dreams. But no problem. All anyone has to do is look up “Dream” on Google, or “Dream” on Wikipedia, to see that the subject of dreams has not been neglected. Oh no, not by a long shot. I even hear there’s an iPhone app in the works that allows you to program them in advance!
I know I’ve had some real whoppers in my time – dreams that seemed so realistic that I genuinely found it hard to believe that they weren’t, in fact, real. Hell, just yesterday I jerked awake from a nap because something in my dream reminded me of a lost jacket. I was actually staring into my closet, scratching my head and wondering, when I realized that the jacket actually existed only in the “reality” of yet another dream.
I’ve also had several distinctly different series of recurring dreams. One, in fact, that has been going on for years with new “episodes” coming whenever they please. And I’ve had a few of the so called “lucid dreams” as well, where I’ve been able to “direct the action” to a limited extent. And don’t even get me started on the dreams I had when I was in a coma for nearly three weeks.
But I’ve never had, or heard of anyone else having, a dream experience like the one Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) is having in NBC’s new Awake TV series!
(Note that this is a Playlist containing 5 different “preview” clips)
Damn, this show is beyond fascinating, and it’s potential for surprise is totally off the scale! You can bet that I’ve set my DVR to ensure I see every episode. For more, go to the site linked above. And don’t forget to check out The Awake “Reality Check” Timeline!
I want ice water.
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