Night-time adventures

I’ve had my usual selection of vivid but forgotten dreams over the last few nights.  I know I dream every night but rarely remember even the slightest thing of my night-time adventures, Often I have vague memories, images of being in new places, brilliant, sunny towns or seaside villages, beautiful classical buildings, and with or meeting wonderful people who have some connection to me but are, in reality unknown. Maybe they are future characters waiting to appear in my writing!

Last night I was in a building, maybe a school, maybe some sort of centre, maybe offices, but a modern building with large windows, and doors and walls with glass to give an open-plan feel. There were desks and people working and it had a busy but friendly feel as if the workers liked being there, whatever it was they were doing. Maybe it was a news room, maybe it was a newspaper office, maybe it was an educational establishment, there was no way of knowing. I was with people I knew and was being shown round. i was introduced to someone who  I thought I recognised, except even in my dream I knew I didn’t.

He was tall and slim, and looked like a friend I’d been very close to except my friend was small and with broad shoulders. I realised (in my dream) that  this person may have been the son of my friend although in reality he never had any children at all.  The young man was pleasant, polite, but disinterested – he was just meeting someone passing through his office (as he was passing through my dream) I only stayed a couple of minutes, before I was led away to see something else, and then the dream pr my memory of it dissolved.

I guess this has been on my mind for a couple of reasons; because it reminded me of my friend who died quite a while ago, because it had an element of ‘if only’ – if he had married someone, he might indeed have had a son who looked like the dream character, and because, as I’ve hinted, it’s given me some great ideas for stories!



  1. Klausbernd

    All these realities are in different compartments of your mind, dear Lois.
    C.G. Jung would have understood your dream as a message from your ‘animus’, your male side. It might need more attention.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      1. Klausbernd

        Dear Lois,
        today the weather is quite changeable. In the sun it’s nice and warm but under the grey skies it’s quite cold. We have had some sunny and warm days recently but now cold weather is forecasted.
        Have a happy weekend
        The Fab Four of Cley
        🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      2. Lois

        Thank you dear Fab Four! Did you manage to see the Northern Lights earlier this week? My dad saw them when he was a boy in Cambridge which would have been the 1920’s – of course there was less light pollution then! Unfortunately they were invisible to us, but maybe one day they will return!Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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      3. Klausbernd

        Dear Lois
        Unfortunately, we didn’t see them. It was too cloudy 🌥️ over our coast. We saw them every winter living in Northern Scandinavia.
        Wishing you a wonderful weekend as well
        The Fab Four Of Cley
        🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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