5 Dec 2009

A NIGHTMARE

Years ago I had a lot of nightmares, but in the last years not at all anymore. I probably dream, but I remember nothing when I wake up.

During my holidays in Egypt I don't know why, I dreamed a lot, completely crazy things with people I hadn't seen for 40 years or more, but could never put my dreams together. Until one night when I had a dream (not like a certain person)

I was looking out of a window into the desert where I saw two men standing besides a body laying in the sand.

I tried to see who it was (I wear no glasses when I dream, I think) and saw that it was my son ! I wanted to run out of the place which wasn't a house but my legs didn't move. I tried and tried while the two men lifted up my son's body and carried him a little farer through dried out, dusty grey looking bushes and layed him down. Then they digged a hole and burried him.

I wanted to scream, but there was no sound, I finally arrived at the place where he was and what did I see ? just one toe sticking out of the sand. The men were gone. It was a horrible feeling ! I woke up, sat in my bed, felt completely confused, then I ran to the window door opened it and stood on the terrace trying to calm down.

The first joggers saw a completely madwoman standing there with all hairs up breathing deeply. Then I thought it was only a dream, made my coffee and had the first cup in a beautiful sunshine under a blue sky.

But this dream followed me the whole day and finally I called my son, asking him if everything was OK.

Yes, he said, why ?

I told him my dream

Ah, he said : was it the left or the right toe ?

The first second I was startled, then stupidly I answered : I don't remember !

and then we both laughed ! My nightmare was over.

11 comments:

diane said...

OOOh that must have been a scary dream. I sometimes have dreams about my girls being in trouble and have to ring them to make sure everthing is OK. Its weird isn't it?

Jientje said...

Aaaaak, scary!!

Melli said...

Ohhhhh I can imagine! It's good you were able to get through to him -- and that he was not only fine but had his sense of humor in place too! I don't normally dream either... only sometimes when I am on very strong pain killers. And they are NEVER good dreams!

Gledwood said...

On Thursday night I dreamt I was fleeing drug dealers... wonder what THAT one means...

..!!

Janis said...

Wow that was a scary nightmare. Thanks God it was only a dream.

Rachel said...

Oh, what a frightful dream! No wonder it stayed with you. When I was a kid I had some really scary dreams that stayed with me, and I recall them to this day.

Sometimes I'll remember a dream now but they rarely ever make any sense at all. Usually when I go back to sleep I forget about them.

claudie said...

What a frightful dream!
You visited perhaps too much pyramides and mastabas!!! Your son seems to have the same humour you have!

Pamela said...

I'm so glad your son knew how to calm you~

Dr.John said...

A little reality check dissolves many a nightmare.

Maribeth said...

Yes, I have dreams like that too. I find in my dreams I never wear glasses, and I can never scream even if I want to! Dreams.....

Jo said...

What a realistic horrid nightmare. Bless your son for getting you to laugh. Glad it was only a dream.