The Trouble With Dreams

Is that they are not real.

And no matter how much you want to believe in them (in order to make them come true like the old saying goes), some are just too silly to believe in. Don’t know about you, but realizing that the silly ones will probably never come true, makes me want to pout and sulk. Like the dream I had last night. I was swimming in a river of noodles – mainly the regular spaghetti type with an occasional Pad Thai (the flat ones). I was doing pretty good, considering the fact that I cannot swim in real life. I think the aliens taught me to swim, because they were cheering me from the other side of this river. Just when I was about to touch the banks, the aliens got angry and threw three blackboards at me. I laughed, stupid aliens. But then Lily (from How I Met Your Mother) said “You can have all my clothes if you swim some more.” And we high-five each other standing on the bus top.

This is when I woke up, I think, because I said to myself – Dude, Lily has awesome clothes but where am I going to keep the black boards? Confusing? You bet! Amidst all the turmoil and confusion, I find myself repeating the line of a poem I once read.

You are not wrong, who deem

That my days have been a dream;

All that we see or seem

Is but a dream within a dream.

Phew. It is an exhausting experience, this bizarre dreams throughout the night thing. Yes, for some reason my sleep is ALWAYS crowded with dreams. Black and white, 3-D, Third person, aerial view invisible-me and some more – I dream in all formats possible. It’s a part of me, and I don’t complain anymore because most of these dreams are crazy fun. But like I said, the trouble is they will never come true. And you’ll agree if you I tell you a little about these dreams.

You are standing in a huge green field, smiling. You start to run, to feel the air in your hair and your best friend in class 4 runs with you, holding hands. She begins to pant and you stop for a glass of water but the animated dog is also hungry so you give your water to him. He flies away after licking your face. Your friend nudges you and turn toward her, only to see Jude Law eating a bar of chocolate. Maybe he’s hungry. You shrug.

You are burning down a old house but it starts to rain. Rudy, the scary T-Rex from Ice Age – 3 also looks upset. Your husband holds your hand and says, “I am sorry, but I had to make it rain because we are going to Rome and they need water.” You nod, People in Rome are more important. You relax and read the newspaper. It says that the book is awesome and you smile.

Dobby is adamant not to step away from your hair dryer. You get angry and want to push him, but you don’t want to touch him, he’s kind of creepy. So you throw the remote control on his head and Jack Sparrow comes to his rescue. Sarah Jessica Parker says “It’s so cute” and picks up Dobby. She runs and her deep blue dress trails behind her. You look at her in horror, the dress is a treasure! And you should not look back because Jack Sparrow has summoned the girl in green shorts from TC, Priya, Delhi, and you wouldn’t want to laugh at her on her face, right? You walk away.

You are standing on the roof of your school, looking over the Mumbai Sea-link. It’s so beautiful, you dig out your phone from the huge orange bag and go to the camera. You take a crooked picture of the London Bridge and jump off the roof and fly, going up up and up in the blue sky. You land on a nearby mountain and break your 5 inch heel. ‘This is a bad dream’ – you think and fly towards the huge Book store. The aliens are getting out of the rectangular space ship. The tiny one waves at you. You ignore it. You don’t trust aliens.

Your internet is not working. You crib about it to Gandalf but he is busy eating the cookies you baked. You go to an Army party with your husband and they serve gummy bears. You hold the warm hand of your husband and chew on the red gummy bear happily.

Post Author: Aditi Mathur Kumar

Author of 2 books. TEDx Speaker. Travel Writer. Blogger. Addicted to Travel & Books. Digital Media Strategist. Social Media Girl. Army Wife. Mom. Curious. Crazy.

20 thoughts on “The Trouble With Dreams

    Gibbrish Writer

    (December 3, 2010 - 1:51 pm)

    Oh My God I thought I was the only one with crazy dreams! Good to know there are others too 🙂 Good post Adi Crazy. Keep writing.

    Ankit Gupta

    (December 3, 2010 - 1:56 pm)

    Thank goodness I rarely dream. Seems like quite a task. Tch Tch. 🙂
    Good post!


    (December 3, 2010 - 4:45 pm)

    Adi! Is that true or are you making it up? Gosh!

    PS: Dreams are CRAZY.


    (December 4, 2010 - 9:36 am)

    Imagination and Creativity – that's what I see in these dreams of yours 🙂

    -Kriti Arora


    (December 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm)

    Thankfully I don't remember my dreams! Good post. A bit different form your usual style.


    (December 6, 2010 - 8:54 am)

    dreams ! my fav subject. mostly from psychological analysis point of view, and specifically lucid dreams. i get them a lot. mostly scary ones.


    (December 6, 2010 - 4:57 pm)

    I like it! Good post Adi 😀 😀

    Silver Heel

    (December 7, 2010 - 5:24 am)

    You broke your heel? This was a bad dream, I agree. And Jude Law? Really? Hahaha!


    (December 7, 2010 - 2:45 pm)

    Laughed while reading it. There is a lot of dream interpretation stuff on the internet, give it a try just for fun.

    Adi Crazy

    (December 10, 2010 - 3:51 pm)

    Gibbrish Writer: Same pinch!
    And thanks, girl! Where ave you been all this while? I called you twice, I think.

    Adi Crazy

    (December 10, 2010 - 3:51 pm)

    Ankit: What a blessing!

    Feline: Haha! I am totally NOT making it up. Those dreams are *real* tee hee hee

    Kriti: Thanks 🙂

    Adi Crazy

    (December 10, 2010 - 3:52 pm)

    Arunima: Yup. This one is bit different from my regular ones. Thanks for noticing, Arunima 🙂

    Adi Crazy

    (December 10, 2010 - 3:52 pm)

    Spectator : You too? Wow. *High Five*

    Adi Crazy

    (December 10, 2010 - 3:52 pm)

    Jiya: Thanks 🙂

    Adi Crazy

    (December 10, 2010 - 3:53 pm)

    Silver Heel: Jude Law. Really. hehe

    Adi Crazy

    (December 10, 2010 - 3:53 pm)

    Roshani: I have tried them all, trust me. Crazier. 😛

    Sohrab a.k.a sharaab a.k.a sue-rabb a.k.a SHoharab

    (December 12, 2010 - 7:01 am)

    you still think Lillly had FAB clothes …like after a thousand counselling sessions….i hav doubts over my mind washing skills now… 🙂

    -S.R.K (and before you think the gay visited your blog , its yours truly..S-O-H-R-A-B…i hope my mails are still replied….) 😀


    (December 14, 2010 - 12:56 pm)

    Thanks to God I am not alone with crazy dreams. Thanks for expressing this.

    humbl devil

    (December 15, 2010 - 2:13 pm)

    i burst out laffing when i read about the swimming in noodles part…:D
    i love dreams just because of these endless possibilities…


    (December 20, 2010 - 3:27 pm)

    but happy ending, right? 🙂

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