September 28, 2001    





Do you have any reoccuring dreams? If so, what are they?

When I was younger, I used to have one about someone chasing me down Harts Lane (it was a road in my home town that was kind of vacant/industrial and had junk yards on it) but then when I reached the rail road tracks, the road was not there and I would fall down into the abyss. Of course I always woke up before I hit the bottom.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick

I don't have any reoccuring dreams, but there is something that occurs frequently in most of my dreams. It seems that in most of them, I end up flying. I can be dreaming that I'm walking down the street or something or through a field and I will just lift up off the ground and go flying, but if I don't keep a certain posture or if I don't keep certain muscles in flex then I come down. Or I could see the edge of a cliff and walk off of it flying if I wanted to. Its almost something I can do whenever I think about in the dream. It doesn't happen until I decide to do it. Its not something I can' t control or anything. But its really cool, and I like it. So, I'm not complaining.

Lisa J., 23

I dream about certain guys.


Not entire dreams, necessarily, but there are recurring settings and people. For one thing, I dream often of this surreal, vaguely hellish carnival--and I dream often of this girl I knew named Rachel. I was never good friends with her, but last year she left school to have a son and I dream about her a lot.

Jennifer, 19

The only recurring dream I have ever had was during an extremely stressful period of my life. I regularly had the classic dream that I was seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, only to have it be a train heading straight at me.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

None that I am aware of.

Firelady, 23
, TX   USA

i have a few of them. one that i havent had in a while, is that im dressed up in a really nice dress and i look really pretty and im swinging on a swing.  then i fall off the swing and i fall really far for some reason and i land in  a pile of leaves and im all dirty and my dress is ripped. then theres another one where i am at my school of now, except everyone i dont like from my old school is suddenly at it. then theres a third where my supermarket closes down and everyone who works in the front end is crying and they wont leave the parking lot and just push each other around in the carriages. wow i have soem really weird dreams...its all things im paranoid of

Karen2, 15

I dont any more, but I did when I was young. From the time I was 8 until I was about 16ish, I had this dream that I was riding in a red convertable. (My Mom owned a white one when I was really young - but no one I knew ever owned a red one.) Anyway, I am not really clear who was driving, but we were crossing a familiar bridge near my childhood home. The top was up and the windows were closed - it seemed to be winter. The driver lost control of the car and we went over into the ocean below. We could not get out of the car and we were banging on the windows, trying to break them. Then I would wake up.


I have a hard enough time remembering any dreams, let alone having any that recur.

etoile, 20

I rarely remember my dreams. Recurring ones forget it. However, I do sometimes find myself in scenarios where I am wandering through a house, or a forest, or some large place looking for various people. Feeling is the same, situation is not.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

No, but this question gives me deja vu for some reason. I used to have the same dream over & over. . .but that hasn't happened in years.

Karen, 22
, IA   USA

Sometimes but i only remember them after i have them and then they're gone again. And then I usually only have them two or 3 times.

Dianne, 17
Ontario  CANADA

Whenever I have a fever, I have the same dream and I've had the same dream since I was a child. I'm in a tub, with three men and it looks just like the picture in the nursery rhymes book: rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub, etc. We're on rough seas, and we are being tossed about. The other recurring dream, isn't so much the same dream as it is a theme. If I dream about tornadoes, I know that I'm avoiding a problem. The scarier the tornado dream the more I'm avoiding the problem. Since the terrorist attacks, the recurring theme in my dreams has been getting shot. Shot with guns, shot with needles.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA

My dreaming mind is an organ of infinite variety--perhaps because I listen to my dreams the first time around.

Jill, 60

I have one regular one that I am sure of, but I don't know what triggers it. I also have them before a big event or something stressful. Before my wedding I had this same dream where my sister is putting on my veil and the back of it has such a big hole in it that its practically not even there.

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

I don't remember my dreams so I don't remember any particular dream. I DO know that I tend to have many dreams with a similar theme; rejection, especially by my mother. I have woke up some mornings with tears in my eyes but fortunately, this hasn't happened lately. Hopefully, it's because I'm finally recognizing my strengths instead of concentrating mainly on my weaknesses.

Reba, 51+
Silver Spring

Often I have dreams where I must walk distances, but it seems like the harder I try, the slower I walk. I just can't seem to get enough force behind my steps to get anywhere. It's incredibly exhausting, and I'll wake up out of breath.

Kristin, 20

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