Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Scream

Have you ever had a dream where you try to scream but your voice is completely silent? Your voice is paralyzed with fear in your dream. Every so often I have such a dream and it's really the worst feeling trying to scream and all the while not a sound will emanate from my mouth.

Last night, on the night of the rare winter solstice lunar eclipse, I had just such a dream. But this time I said to myself in the dream, I'm going to scream and no matter what I'm going to get the scream to come out. I screamed so loud I actually screamed out loud and woke Gary up. He said my scream was so blood curdling it sounded like someone was cutting me up.

Coincidentally at the very same time Gary was having a dream where he was driving a car hauling truck up a winding mountain road and his truck hit a pedestrian and scraped part of their body off, just as he did so the pedestrian let out a blood curdling scream. At that same moment was when I let out my blood curdling scream which woke Gary up.

What are the chances of my dream of trying to scream coinciding with Gary's dream of a person screaming? And what is the portent of this occurring on the night of the lunar eclipse? Dreams, fears, coincidences, synchronicities are some of the mysteries of life which both delight and boggle the mind. Something to ponder. For more synchronicities check out the blog Synchronicity.

For illustration purposes, I've borrowed the photo above which is the famous painting, The Scream, by Edvard Munch. The kiln is cooling; I hope when I open it, I'll only scream with delight at no broken pieces.


  1. I've had those dreams! one that comes to mind was being stabbed.... and feeling the blood down my back. But not a word could or would come out! Felt so good to wake up. Wishing better dreams for you and Gary.

  2. Hi Michele, thanks, isn't that something. heebee jeebies.

    Hi Yolanda, thanks, I thought I was the only one who had scary dreams, sorry about your having them too, but glad I'm not alone.

  3. Ooh wow...talk about spooky! I had one once. I was trying to scream out a warning, but nothing came out. whew......a real nightmare.

  4. I was completely fascinated by your story! Dreams bring us lots of interesting things and I'd think synchronicity is one of them. Sometimes they tell us about future events.
    And thanks so much for your kind comments this year!!
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!!


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