We are the dreamers.
Dreams are tricky. It is hard to find the line between truth and lies, promise of hope and delusion. I am talking about actual dreams here, you know, the ones we have when we close our eyes and rest our heads, shutting out the real world; finally let things go. These dreams, the visions which dance behind our eyelids, carry so much meaning that many of us miss, which is both incredible, and incredibly unnerving.
I have friends who are really into dream meaning... like really into it... they write down their dreams and look up the translations the next morning, people who have the same recurring dream over and over again, and people who don't dream at all (cereal killers, those ones). Joy, pain, magic, flight, anything and everything becomes a more vividly possibly in our dreams.
Dream journaling is a good way (I recently found out) to see where your heart is at in your day to day life. Often times it is not about what happens in your dreams, it is about what you see. The colors, shapes, and locations all carry meaning. If you dream of the ocean, for instance, you are seeing your emotional mental state; is it calm? turbulent? bright? dark? (I had a dream about the ocean last night... dun dun DUNNNNN!) Do you dream of teeth? (weird I know, but strangely common) It very well could be that you are carrying too much anxiety and stress with you in your day to day. I could go on with this for ages!
I am a vivid dreamer, often of stress and tragedy, though I'm not sure why. There are times where I will have a dream so real, so intense, that I will wake up and carry the feeling of the dream with me through the day. Like the time I dreamt Drew cheated on me. In the dream he wanted me to become best friends with the girl so that we could all still hang out (which I told him was crazy), however, being that I didn't want to make things worse I met the girl for coffee and then proceeded to rip the blonde weave out of her head... (IN THE DREAM)... When I woke up I was so furious! I told Drew I loved him but I needed time to reconcile what had happened, he kindly looked at me, smiled and said, "babe, it was only a dream."