Because of my desire to watch the ongoing Australian Open tennis tournament, and the residual fear of being bug-bit while I slept, I’d been avoiding taking my prescribed sleeping meds. But I was hurting so bad last night (from built up tension?) that I decided my body really, really needed the rest. Besides, the Women’s Final between Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova promised to be such a scream-fest that I thought it best to just record it for viewing some time today.
Anyway… the night that followed included one of the most interesting dream sequences I’ve had in a very long time. First of all, those who have followed this blog will know how much I love to sing and how being a professional singer has always been one of my greatest fantasies. Secondly, those who have followed this blog will also know that the posts I’ve written about dreams tend to include the music of The Moody Blues and/or Justin Hayward & John Lodge (The Moody Blues lead singers).
Well, last night’s dream(s) started with an agent overhearing me singing The Moody Blues’ Melancholy Man (from A Question of Balance) and went on to include my singing, on stage, too many of my favorite songs to remember…
I remember waking up at one point, overwhelmed with excitement, and immediately decided to go back to sleep in the hopes that there would be more. And there was so much more, concluding with Nights in White Satin and Isn’t Life Strange…
To me, the amazing thing about these dreams was the fact that I could sing all those wonderful songs without breaking down emotionally and having to stop. I can’t remember a time when I could do that in my waking life – including today, as I sorted through the songs I wanted to include in this post.
But performing them as I’ve always wanted, in my dreams at least, sure was nice… 🙂
I want ice water.
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