After having had very vivid dreams for two consecutive nights I wonder, if I should keep a dream journal. If I had the time in the morning to write my dreams down, I’d do it. Unless on holiday or on the weekend it’s usually not an option, though.
I also wouldn’t write something down in the middle of the night right after waking from a dream. I’m not sure I could write legibly enough to be able to decipher my own somnambulant mutterings.
I do find, however, that a dream vivid enough will stay with me regardless and I can write it down when I get around to it; which is what I will actually do with the dream I woke out of this morning. Conveniently four minutes before the alarm would’ve done so anyway.
Such dreams are likely to stay with me for a long time and if I have written them down and I will stumble upon them in the future, I will just as vividly remember them.
I do wonder about all those dreams that I have forgotten upon waking. Presumably we dream up to seven times a night depending on our sleeping patterns, and certainly also depending on how much sleep one gets.
The dreams I remember, some of them anyway, provide me with material that I can use in a story. What untold or rather unremembered stories am I missing out on?
Well, I’ll never know, now, will I?
Dreams really are a curious thing. I’ve had a dream within a dream once, which is certainly one of the most curious dream experiences I’ve had so far. Others I shan’t tell you about, because I need to keep them to write about at a later time.
Because I will need to put pen to paper now, I shall end here.
And hope to have more of those vivid dreams tonight. They’re always one hell of a trip.
In answer to my own question: I won’t keep a regular one. I will use my normal journal to write down those that I remember at the end of the day, though.