An evening I was walking down the road in my township where I grew up as a child along with my kid...where I happen to meet one of old classmate..saw him after ages ...he came in front and was happy to meet me again...we started walking together...n in our chats he told me how he used to like me always and always wanted to be there with me but didn't have courage to speak up ...and I said I always knew it from the way u would behave but I would never speak up as even I would not talk much with anyone rather would avoid talking to anyone much..as I was the kid who was not so treated well by teachers at school ...so would feel shy to talk to classmates ...this walk went on and on...about one hour....we spoke about everything our school days..our present life and everything his feelings for me ..and we exchanged our numbers...as a formality....I gave wrong number of mine but when he dialled that wrong number my phone rang it...I don't know how...then he said let's go for coffee..it was dark already...I said no I would like to go back now it's time up...then he said ok ten min then you can go..so I agreed and we continued our talks..
In the midst of our talks..I suddenly remember...seeing his profile many year ago that he was killed in a bike accident...just before his marriage...and without realising I ask him I saw in facebook people saying this about you and he tells no it was small accident I didn't die...rather didn't wanted to...by now I realised he's not real..as I could make out now the shine on his face....I picked up my kid and started walking at high speed towards my home..and he kept following me..more fast I went more closer he came behind...untill I fell and I suddenly wake up at night at 3am........
and realise it's a dream...
but makes me think why did he come to my dream all of sudden??
Like Aparna, I am biased towards the pragmatic side and believe dreams may be a reflection of our sub consciousness. I have been reading that the stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic may be reflecting in more negative dreams.
My opinion is that there is intrigue on the topic of dreams as the research or analysis cannot rely on “facts” or “completeness of data”.
I cannot think of any scientific explanation for this and personally do not believe in the dead sending out messages. There are psychics and mediums and others who would disagree with me. These psychics have advanced degrees and write books and have a huge following. It comes down to what we believe or rather, what we want to believe..
Sometimes our own hidden wants / things we should have done / could have done and so on nag us within and show up in our dreams I suppose! I welcome other members' opinions on this... a very off-beat and unexpected piece you have shared Sumana!!
Nightmare Sumana! but dreams are interpreted to mean something....do we have experts on this?