Please don’t take it personally, but I don’t want to hear about your dreams. My daughter likes to tell me about her scary dreams and I try to follow along, I really do, but I just can’t keep up. I get distracted. Is a dream really interesting to anyone other than the dreamer? Not really.
But . . . I have to tell you about this dream I had.
I am a hypocrite, an inconsistent weirdo. But this dream made me laugh, even hours and days later.
In my dream, I was crowded into my Bible college cafeteria. Why? Who knows. But in the dream, I said, “It’s so crowded in here we’re all going to need birth control!”
(I woke up thinking that was hilarious.)
In my dream, I ended up getting interrogated and then kicked out of the Bible college because of that joke.
Getting expelled (in my dreamworld which was not a dreamworld at all but more of a nightmare-world) was traumatic and upsetting and distressing . . . but then I’d think, “It’s so crowded we’re all going to need birth control” and amusement would tamp down the anxiety and I’d admire my subconscious mind’s sense of humor all over again.
Does your sleeping self ever make jokes?