I'm a vivid dreamer and I always, at least briefly, remember at least one or two of the dreams I've had during the night. Over the last week or so, I've had a recurrent dream that is really sticking with me.
In the dream, I am running through a train car with two other people in front of me. I know the people (a man and a woman) but, when I wake up, I can't remember who they were. When we get to the end of the train car, the other two people run through the door to the next car. When I open the door to follow, it's too dark and I can't see. I can only hear the sound of the train rushing along the rails and am intently aware of the speed of the train and the danger if I should fall to the rails below.
I close the door and stand there for a while and decide I must go forward. I open the doors again and it's still too dark to see. I close the doors for a second time then open them again. This time, I make the leap and I can suddenly see everything but I fall between the cars. I don't hit the rails (there aren't any). I just start falling into a brightly lit green sort of valley. Then I wake up.
Last night was the third time I've had this dream and I'm not prone to recurring dreams. If anyone has any thoughts on the meaning of this dream, I'd love to hear them.
My friend Jen started a dream journal blog and I'm thinking about doing the same thing. For now, though, I think I'll write a short post each morning about any significant or odd dreams I've had the night before and see if anyone can make sense of them as we go along. If they start to glob up this blog, I'll move them over to another one.