[LNHY/ACRA] The Daily Super Short-Short Story #25

Martin Phipps phippsmartin at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 4 17:00:09 PDT 2004

saxon.brenton at uts.edu.au (Saxon Brenton) wrote in message
news:<15f3bff1.0410020028.78cc32d9 at posting.google.com>...

>      The young man continued to climb higher and higher, and eventually 
> he woke up.

That's about right.  When I realise i am dreaming I usually wake up.

For me, flying in dreams takes place not because I realise I am
dreaming and I think I can do anything but because I realise I can't
feel my feet touching the ground so then I rationalise this by having
myself fly instead of run or walk.  Or when I imagine myself running
and I try to go faster I realise my legs aren't really moving at all
and I wonder why I am still moving forward so again I rationalise this
as me flying.  If it occurs to me in either case that I am actually
dreaming then I will wake up.  It would appear that the mind goes out
of its way to convince us that our dreams are real, presumably so that
we don't wake up prematurely.


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