Last Night’s Weird House And Cat Dream

(Though some may be tempted to give me one, I’m not looking for an interpretation of this dream because 1) I’m getting over a cold and this dream was largely a result of me being sick and 2) I already know what this dream is about.)

Last night, I dreamt that I was in a gigantic mansion that was still decorated for Christmas.  I knew that I only had one night in which to take down all of the Christmas decorations but I also knew that, after I finally managed to get them all down, I would also have to figure out a place to store them all.  The mansion had a basement but, because there weren’t any lights in there, I didn’t particularly feel like going down there.  Fortunately, there was also a fairly large tool shed in the mansion’s backyard so I figured that I’d just put the decorations out there.

So, I started taking down all of the Christmas decorations and this quickly turned out to be a much bigger task than I had anticipated because it turned out that the mansion had hundreds of rooms and every room had been fully decorated.  Whenever I walk up one flight of stairs, convinced that I had finally reached the top floor, I would discover that there was actually another floor above me and that floor, of course, contained a hundred new rooms that had to be cleaned.  It was a never-ending house.

Still, I diligently went from room to room, pulling down wreathes and mistletoe and Christmas tree ornaments and pictures of Santa Claus.  It was long and exhausting work and there were several times that I got frustrated and was tempted to just leave but then I would tell myself, “No, I made a commitment to clean this place up.”

Anyway, I had just finished up taking down all the decorations in a gigantic sitting room when I suddenly heard what sounded like hundreds of cats meowing outside.  I ran over to a window and looked out the back yard and I saw that there were indeed a hundred cats in the back yard.  They had shown up out of nowhere and now, they didn’t appear as if they were planning on leaving any time soon.

Looking at them, I realized that they all looked similar, except some of them were a little bit fiercer or a little bit more passive than the others.  That’s when I realized that, somewhere, a portal had opened and all these cats had crossed from their own alternate time lines.

“What am I going to do about that?” I said, with a sigh.

And that’s when I woke up!


My First Dream of 2020

I was out for most of last night celebrating the new year but, when I did finally get home, I managed to get a few hours of sleep and I actually did have a dream.  It was my first dream of 2020!

It’s just a pity that I can’t remember much about it.

It was yet another one of my dreams where I was back in high school.  From what little I can remember, I know that I was angry in the dream because I was trying to get to the graduation ceremony but, whenever I started to leave the house, I would realize that I had forgotten something and I would have to go back inside and look for it.

The other thing I remember about the dream is that I did eventually make it to the graduation ceremony but, for some reason, it was taking place on the beach and the graduation stage was lit by torches.  It was very odd and, needless to say, nothing like my actual graduation.

That’s it.  It’s a bit of a disappointing dream to start the year off with but we’ve got 12 months to improve on it.

Last Night’s Weird Construction Dream

Last night, I dreamed that I stepped out into the backyard, just to discover that there was a work crew building a small cottage out there.  I watched them work for a while.  I was unsure of why they were building a cottage in the back yard and I was a bit annoyed about it but I decided not to ask anyone because I knew I was too mad and I would probably end up snapping at someone and hurting their feelings.

Eventually, I stepped back inside my house.  Stepping into the den, I saw that someone had turned on both the TV and my laptop.  Now, I was really upset!  Not only were strangers in the backyard but now someone had touched my personal property.

“Who did this!?” I snapped.

And then I woke up.

Last Night’s True-To-Life Cat Dream


Last night, I dreamed that I was standing in our backyard and trying to get our cat, Doc, to come down from the tree.  Every time I said, “Come here, Doc!  C’mon, kitty!,” Doc would just climb up higher in the tree and then stare down at me.

Without a doubt, this is the most true-to-life dream that I’ve had in a while.

Another Forgotten Dream

Well, I did it again.  I had a dream and, when I woke up, I got distracted and I didn’t immediately write it down.  Now, I can barely remember anything about it, beyond the fact that it involved me talking to someone who had knocked on the front door.  Hopefully, this time I’ll learn my lesson and remember to write everything down as soon as I wake up.

When Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote Kubla Khan, he claimed that the entire poem came to him in a dream but, as he was writing it all down, he was interrupted by a “person from Porlock” who spoke to him for an hour.  When the unwanted visitor finally left, Coleridge discovered that he could no longer remember the dream and, as a result, Kubla Khan would never be finished.  I think we’ve got those persons from Porlock in our life.  The key is figuring out how to deal with them.

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, No. 43 from Los Caprichos (The Caprices), 1796-1798 by Francisco de Goya

I can’t really remember what I dreamed about last night.  I do know I had a dream but, this morning, I spent nearly 20 minutes searching for my cat and trying to get him to climb out of a tree and I think my memories of that dream ended up drowning in all the stress.  That’s one reason why it’s important to write these things down as soon as you wake up.

Since I don’t have a dream for you, how about I instead off up a little something from the great Spanish artist, Francisco de Goya?