12 Dec 2013
SPEAKING IN DREAMS
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I don't remember exactly when Mr. G started to speak in his dreams but I am sure that it was after his retirement. Before he had never spoken when he slept.
Not only he speaks but he does it the Italian way, with hands and even feet, knocks over the bedside table and the painting which hangs over his bed. The cats know that, so as soon as he switches off the light, they escape to other night quarters.
Strange is, I always thought when somebody dreams he would dream in his mother tongue, in his case Italian, but or he is a special case or it is normal, that when he talks or shouts in French he usually fights with somebody speaking French, who usually are colleages he hasn't seen for 40 years at least. In Italian it mostly is an Italian family member or an old enemy, German when he is fighting with my father but not yet with me, this he does during the day. Sometimes the words are so clear that I learn a new vocabulary he usually doesn't use during the day, and sometimes I can't understand a thing. But this night I woke up because he spoke again and apparently he was quiet angry and suddenly he spoke English ! He said loud and clear :" I am here to learn English" ! When I asked him where he wanted to improve his English, he didn't remember anything. He is quiet a phenomena.
In his agitated dreams he also used to fall out of his bed, because he was saving an old aunt from falling down the steps, only this aunt is dead since at least 20 years. I heard a big "boom" and found him sitting in the middle of the room with the bedlinen nicely draped around his neck. Since he banged his head badly at the bedside table corner, I bought a barrier to protect him from falling out of his bed, I thought he will break his neck or something else if ever he dreams that he is in a wrestling ring !
Now he only talks or rather shouts in 4 languages, as his voice has an incorporated microphone he wouldn't need any if he was a singer ! I should wear earplugs not to wake up, but I am far too curious to know what he says ! I am a woman after all.
A part from that he is a very peaceful man at least during the day.