[LNHY/ACRA] The Daily Super Short-Short Story #25
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Mon Oct 4 17:00:09 PDT 2004
saxon.brenton at uts.edu.au (Saxon Brenton) wrote in message
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> 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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