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Dreams and Déjà vu

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Dream people dream.
Dream wild dreams.
As dusk draws its screens,
Begin wicked dreams.

I am not chanting Dr. Abdul Kalaam’s words. His dreams are conscious, those that you think, imagine, plan and set stage for execution. I am talking about silly, stupid and senseless dreams. If you are worrying about my sanity, oh yeah, I am not insane yet, just instilled with dreams. So…dream people dream…dream wild dreams….

When the alarm screamed into my ears this morning, I didn’t feel like waking up at all. Not because I was tired. Not because I was sleepy. I had had a wonderful dream. I was dreaming of the jungles…thrilling, fascinating and myself casting the heroine – CUT – I was tangling from a rope tied from the apex of a waterfall, tempting the splashing waters to wash me away – CUT – I was tying my shoe lace unaware of the tiger behind me, ready to pounce – CUT – I was eating hot banana bajis and sipping hotter elachi tea – CUT – the alarm screamed into my ears. I had missed my dream ever before the imaginary taste of tea on my tongue could fade away. No wonder I didn’t feel like waking up at all! I squirmed on my bed for a few more minutes in frail fruitless attempts of reviving them. Like time, dreams once lost doesn’t come back, or at least doesn’t come back when you want them to.

I am a dreamer, sometimes day-dreamer and that sometimes happens often. I love weaving vivid dreams and living them in my mind for dreams have no boundaries. They are beyond the laws of physics or the logistics of life. They pull out the deepest desires and safest secrets of our hearts and direct those to a film with inherit story and screenplay. Oh, dreaming is pleasure! Some psychologists preach alpha mind concepts to turn your dreams to reality. But I don’t not want them to become real. The sheer fact that they exist between the real and unreal is what makes dreams so tantalizing.

“Why a sudden post on dreams today?“

“Déjà vu.”

I started my work at office with a bug fix. At a precise moment, when I was writing a particular line of code, I had this strange feeling of having done this very act before…of course, this is my occupation and that’s what I do everyday but its not that…err…I had seen this very picture of me sitting in front of my system, at exactly the same location and writing the same line of code for the same bug before. Probably in a dream? Sounds silly but its sounds even sillier to assume that I have become clairvoyant. To emphasize, this wasn’t the first time that I get such queer feelings and I am not the only one either.

I remember having conversations with friends on this regard and most of them have agreed that they share similar experiences too. A little googling told me that it is common phenomenon while no where could I find a decent scientific explanation. Now, that’s scary! Though I immensely enjoyed my jungle gymnastics this morning, I definitely wouldn’t dare the same. Dreams are like video games – you have many chances to die and come back but life does not provide such luxuries except of course for Jesus Christ.

Coming back to my point, do dreams contain glimpses of our future or are they forged versions of our past? Do they portray our longings or betray our insecurities? Are dreams and prophecies related or are they one and the same? This line of questioning sounds more sinister than sensible but it has just aroused my curiosity. So…dream people dream…dream wicked dreams and when you get the déjà vu feel, drop me a note on your dangerous dandy dreams.

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6 thoughts on “Dreams and Déjà vu

  1. Hey Archana, Nice jungle dream…. It must have been a real thrilling one… ha haa… BTW, that’s true about the feeling of deja vu… I’ve experienced it too… I too am eager to have some scientific explanation for it… some attempt at least.. let me know if u come to know of any.. I do believe that dreams do portray our longings and betray our insecurities.. some people also have clairvoyant dreams.. at least from what they tell me n if I believe what they say.. dreams do form an interesting subject of discussion… a subject still left with unanswered questions..

  2. @meens: true! sometimes, the dreams seem so real that i check if i am dreaming in my dream itself. 🙂 and some dreams end so abruptly that when i wake up i feel sorry as if i had read a whole mystery novel and find the last few pages missing. interesting dreams! 🙂 lets see if this post brings out some answers from readers to a few unanswered questions.

  3. I believe u sud read “Interpretation of dreams”…It gives you some explanation which the world accepts to a extent…

  4. Hi ,

    I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don’t you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘Archu’s Archive’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

    BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

    This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. 🙂


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