Mind you, this was last night.
On Sunday, Tina and I were starving after our morning shoot. We stopped at an Einstein Bagels for a bite (smart, right?).
While we were eating, a cute girl in stretch pants walked up and tied up her horsey-sized Great Dane to a parking pole out front.
This darling Dane is an 8-month old cutie pie who only wanted to be with her mamma.
Happy Humpin’ Wednesdog!
PRINCETON, NJ — Mississippi is the most religious U.S. state, and is one of eight states where Gallup classifies at least half of the residents as “very religious.” At the other end of the spectrum, Vermont and New Hampshire are the least religious states, and are two of the five states — along with Maine, Massachusetts, and Alaska — where less than 30% of all residents are very religious.
Last night, I woke up to use the men’s room at 2 a.m. I went straight back to bed, and I thought it would take a second to get back to sleep.
In what I thought was just a few moments later, I woke up hearing someone throwing things at the floor in my office which is close to the bedroom. I heard equipment crashing to the floor, as if someone were looking for something or trashing the office.
I was convinced someone was in the house.
I sprung up, and shook Tina awake. She gasped and said, “What’s going on, Jeremy?” with a panic. My voice shook as I said, “Somebody is house!”
I debated for a split second to turn on the light or not. I did.
I looked out the door, and I thought the person stopped, and would burst out and attack me at any second.
“Hello?” I called out. “Who’s there?” I said in a convincingly strongly voice.
I looked back at Tina who was shielding her eyes from the light. Zoe was on the bed and Talulah was still curled up in a ball.
When Zoe’s on the bed, that means she feels safe. If she were gone, that would indicate she knew someone she didn’t like was in the house.
It became clear that I was reacting to a dream.
Tina’s not going to let me live it down today. I made it difficult for her to go back to sleep. And Tina values sleep like you value a bowl of soup on a cold day.
This kind of nightmare has affected me for a long time. The hardest experience was when I was in France back in college, and I thought someone was crawling into a window where I was sleeping.
Have you ever seen Twin Peaks, and watched the scenes where the spirit of the killer is crawling up over the bed? That’s what I saw crawling over a railing of a balcony outside my window. It spooked me, and I woke up, ran down a hallway screaming and pulling off all the frames that were hung on the walls.
Of course, we found out it was just a dream. I was embarrassed and found money to replace the frames.
It is mind-boggling how strong the brain is when it’s trying to convince you that something is there, when it’s not. You may not have these kinds of dreams. And maybe you do. It’s the tip of the iceberg, though, on mental strength.
Do any of you experience similar bouts of dreams that are so convincing you react to them when you’re awake?
Science cat asks, “Are you made of Copper and Tellurium? Because you are CuTe.”