Monday, April 12, 2010

Chapter 10, Page 14 Subconscious anxiety

Bad Driving Dream.

I honestly don't know which one is worse, this dream or the one where the car goes from being in park to rolling uncontrollably downhill. Backwards. Naturally, the pedals do nothing.

There have been times when I've thought that my subconscious must hate me.

5 comments:

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...

I'm not so sure about your subconscious hating you. I've suspected that the Calvin and Hobbs hypothesis about the origin of dreams is on the right track.

On the other hand, dreams may serve as a means for our brains to sort out information that our mind has been too preoccupied to handle.

Or, something else.

Thanks for the new strip.

Dan (Croatoan5376@yahoo.com) said...

The one I've always hated was where you dream that all of your teeth fall out. Or that you're on vacation in a remote part of the world, and you run so low on cash that you can't even go home. Or where you encounter something so frightening that you can't even speak, let alone scream. Or where you know that you're dreaming, and it's an unpleasant dream, but you can't force yourself awake. Or...

Or maybe I'm the only one that actually has those dreams. Maybe they serve as a device that allows our brain to process information that it's either unable or unwilling to address during the conscious, safe daylight hours...

Brigid said...

@Dad: Quite. Quite.

@Dan: Believe me, you aren't the only one! Those are definitely worse on some levels than the driving dreams, though among the driving dreams the ones I mentioned are the worst.

For added creepiness, imagine waking up from a dream where you were just injured and you hurt where the injury was.

Dan (Croatoan5376@yahoo.com) said...

@Brigid: I'm pretty sure that I've experienced those "phantom pain" dreams on occasion, too. I know that, more than once, the "real world" has intruded on my dreams to the extent where it influences the events in the latter...

Brigid said...

@Dan: Yeah. It gets a little freaky when that happens.