2 Dreams, Inception Style
1) I am in a large field looking at some sort of animal sleeping and buried in deep grass. It’s a dog, not sure what kind, but maybe about 50lbs. He scurries out of the grass and starts bouncing around trying to rouse the other animals. They look like llamas at first, but they turn out to be cows and goats of various ages. When they all wake I watch them hopping up and down from afar. I run up the hill and see my sister and start to tell her about the dog and goats. I stop mid-sentence and immediately realize that it’s a dream. It’s an odd moment because I have the desire to take control and change the course of the dream. I yell at her, you’re not real! I’m dreaming and I start to wiggle around saying that I’m dreaming. in that same moment it’s like my subconscious tells me that I do not actually have control because my sister turns into a grudge-like monster and then I shake awake… losing my opportunity to “play” inside my lucid dream.
2) I dream that I am having sleep paralysis and that Phuong is standing in the room recognizing that I’m undergoing some distress, but he doesn’t do anything. I spend a few minutes struggling to breathe and come out of the paralysis to no avail. It angers me that Phuong does not understand that all he has to do is shake me awake to bring me out of my suffering. I finally snap out of it into consciousness. I look over and Phuong is no where near me, I hallucinated the whole thing. I get up trying to recover from the scare to find Phuong and tell him about my experience. He’s in the bathroom and I flip open the covers to find shattered pieces of glass and one lens. He broke his glasses! I break the news to him and start cleaning up by ripping out the covers. I notice that there are 4 or 5 different layers and I go to try to stuff them in the washer, but accidentally put them in the dryer first. The whole thing is very strange to me… maybe I’m dreaming?