Friday, May 26, 2006

Deja vu... all over again.

Normally when I dream, the subject matter is fun. My dreams run the gambit from having powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, to sitting in the evening breeze with the sun on my tummy being handed a very cold beer by a very beautiful woman.

But then there are the other dreams. The ones about the future.

Many people get deja vu from time to time, and wonder where the feeling comes from. Not me... a curse of my photographic memory is that I usually clearly and vividly recollect my dreams, and some of my dreams tell me things that haven't happened yet, usually hinting at major events in my life yet to come.

Not directly of course... like yesterday, when I went to make some labels in a room I had neer seen before, I remembered it from a dream. Apparently, my brain knew I was destined for my new job way before I did.

Mind you, the dreams never tell me anything useful (like tomorrow's lottery numbers) and the dreams that I have that I want to be prophetic (like the one of me making out in battery park with this woman I patheticaly, desprately, wanted to date) never turn out as such. I also have no way of knowing which ones are telling me the future... they all come across as just dreams when i'm having them.

Until they come true. Then I stop for a moment, grin, and move on.

I would love to be able to harness this ability somehow. It's one of the reasons I'm so facinated with the concept of time travel. My brain does it all the time, apparently. Any opinions?

1 comment:

Melinda Barton said...

If potentialities have a real existence before the collapse of the wave function, perhaps you're subconsciously tapping into the potentialities centered around you. I have this weird theory that the ability to "see" potentialities before they collapse into actuality is the source of what many see as ESP. It would also explain why the actuality is sometimes only slightly different from the potentiality viewed by those with this "gift" (excluding the obvious frauds). They've seen the wrong potentiality, one that didn't form the basis for actuality. Okay, I'll stop reading weird quantum physics books.

Melinda