I had a dream about him a couple of years ago, in connection with my faulty drain!I dreamed that the wife and I were having to look after Boris Johnson but he was only a toddler and looked like a cartoon. We discovered he had hearing-aid thingies in his ears that were electronic surveillance bugs and tried to dig them out of his waxy lugs!
A dream I know, but at least I hold enough humanity that I didn't slap him into unconsciousness.
Some of my strongest and / or fondest memories originated in dreams. In the case of more vivid / lucid dreams I found it was useful to reflect on how I'd perceived things and acted in the dream rather than the 'stage settings' within which I'd found myself. In the privacy of a dream setting emotions, judgments and actions are free to unfold without second-guessing or self-conscious masking for the sake of social acceptability.The alternative lives in my dreaming are getting so realistic it takes me some time to work out which are the real memories on waking up. Slightly disturbing, although thinking back I can remember similar happening during past periods of anxiety. ...
In my case, nothing much has changed. Just the addition of mask wearing.Maybe I shouldn't ask this, but which do you like better, the alternative lives or your real life? I mean your real life under normal circumstances, not the covid warped version of your real life.
Was this "Eeidholt" a completely new word or name in your experience?... I am proclaiming that I now possess, 'The Power of Eeidholt' (eyed-olt). ...
I had a very similar dream the night after, only this time Ian Brown of the Stone Roses lived next door to me and leapt over the garden fence during an argument about social distancing. He then entered my house and stole my vacuum cleaner before I threw him out and tried to lock the door.I’ve been having really intense dreams recently, including two last night - both of which woke me with a start!
The one that was more frightening involved me returning from an evening walk and disturbing a masked man on my driveway. He ran off when I approached him, but then bolted towards me, shouting and making threats (quite weird as I very seldom hear in my dreams).
I ran to my front door and dream logic expected it to be locked. Miraculously, it flew open and I managed to get in but then really struggled with locking the door... all the while the intruder’s face was pressed against the glass
My real life. The dream ones seem to either be purely retrospective or demonstrate other ways that things can go wrong. They usually end up with me searching for something or someone I can't find. Which makes sense as I expect my most deep rooted current anxieties revolve around loneliness and financial insecurity.Maybe I shouldn't ask this, but which do you like better, the alternative lives or your real life? I mean your real life under normal circumstances, not the covid warped version of your real life.
Absolutely - this was fresh in memory as I awoke at that exact point and immediately made note of it.Was this "Eeidholt" a completely new word or name in your experience?
(I'm asking because you didn't comment on its possible novelty, and I can't locate any example of the term as you spelled it.)
I would say "yes" ... Whether the word was dredged up from some long-forgotten experience or synthesized from scratch, it illustrates how one can impose sense (in this case, recognition or familiarity) upon things encountered in dreams. Even if a 'real world' word match were found it doesn't necessarily prove you must have encountered the word before. A few examples of such dream-words have been posted in:You added:
"If so, this is a good example of being sufficiently lucid(?) to accept / adopt a totally new word as if it were already familiar" .
Having explained the above, would that still apply now? ...
On a very similar theme, last night I experienced the most vivid and detailed dream I have had for a long time, if ever. I dreamt of an ex from 30 years ago, who I have not thought about for years, so it was completely out of the blue. An incredibly long dream full of conversation and other astonishing details of time place and events - I won't bore you with the full script.I dreamed the other night of my late aunt. She handed me a letter, being unable to speak to me for some reason. The letter said how much she loved me and missed me, and I cried on reading it.
We didn't have that close a relationship in real life, and it's not really something she would have done, but it was lovely anyway!