You Won’t Believe This But… Last Night I Fell In Love

7 Aug

beach sand rocks l o v eI experienced an amazing dream last night.

I can’t get over it. And it’s probably impossible to truly relay how truly real and vivid this dream felt… but here it goes:

Imagine your favorite movie where two people fall in love.

Imagine those moments showing the defining sparks of that love; those shared moments where everything else in the world ceases to exist, and all of you is right there, with that other person.

Imagine you are suddenly no longer watching the movie but are inside the movie. You’re oblivious to who you really are; you’ve become the character, and experience their life as if it was yours.

Now imagine snapping out of it, and having the weight of everything you just felt hit you!

That’s what I felt like when I woke up.

See, I had this dream…

A dream about meeting a girl and falling in love.

A dream of those first few moments; that subtle acknowledge, that smile, corny jokes, those tiny details that cement what’s to come.

It was like a snapshot into a real situation, a sneak peak into a parallel universe that my dreaming mind somehow jumped into for a brief moment!

The details itself might bore you; seriously, think of those most wonderful moments between you and a significant other, and you’d likely struggle to relay these experiences to someone else in such a way that they’d understand the weight of the experience.

The same holds true for this dream.

The dream felt so real that I was scared to tell my wife about! I was scared she might actually be jealous. (She wasn’t.)

The dream character wasn’t real though. Her persona, hair, clothes, and the dream environment had elements of the last few days of people and places I interacted with, but I can’t even picture her face.

When I woke up that morning, suddenly, in the middle of the dream, I felt sad, like I just lost something. I didn’t want to leave! Not to stay for her per se, but for the wonderful experience I was having.

Do I think the dream means anything?

Yes.

I think the dream hints at how I miss those irreplaceable moments I had with my wife when we were first falling in love and life itself felt magical!

It sounds bittersweet, but…

After assimilating the dream and sharing it with my wife, the experience has actually become, for me, an emotional catalyst for what’s between her and I. It strengthens that realization of just how much I love her and how awesome it is what we have between us.

You might think this sounds cheesy…

But so be it; dreams don’t lie. 🙂


One Response to “You Won’t Believe This But… Last Night I Fell In Love”

  1. Kris August 14, 2007 at 1:04 am #

    Hi Ben,

    This part of your post really grabbed my attention:

    “the experience has actually become, for me, an emotional catalyst for what’s between her and I. It strengthens that realization of just how much I love her and how awesome it is what we have between us.”

    Perhaps that was the purpose of the dream, a way for your mind to bring to the surface the precise combination of thoughts and emotions you needed in order to trigger that realization.

    ~ Kris

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