- I am on some beach with my family and few friends …we find a place to settle down and hog on some sandwiches that we packed for ourselves and head straight to the waves. Its day time but its not sunny as one might expect. But it’s just a perfect day as it happens to be in the month of July in Mumbai…all cloudy dark and rainy…a day when you feel hitting the Worli Sea face and getting hit by those marvellous but dangerous waves!Now amidst enjoying our splashes in the kind of violent sea suddenly with one wave we all get smeared with sand what is popularly known as ‘reti’ the grayish black one. And I manage to kind of take it along with the water down my throat. So now its kind of chocking me, I am coughing hard, spitting at a very high frequency…in the middle of this may be when I am in the TRANCE of sleep and being awake I open my eyes see myself lying on my bed and trying to spit! A part of hygiene conscious, neat and tidy me saying don’t spit you will spoil your bed!!! Other which is fortunately more practical (and understands life comes a zillion light years before being clean and all that) saying you are chocking you idiot spit, spIT, SPIT and… I open my eyes SPIT! Observe that it’s just few drops of saliva there wipe it off and sleep back!!! After I get up few hours later I feel eew for once and then feel thankful...my survival instincts are all at place and functional! :)
- I was at some pool in Mumbai it was an awesome huge pool I must say, swimming rounds after rounds enjoying all the swim activity TOTALLY. The pool was scarcely populated I mean may be 5-6 ppl in that huge pool so no one can possibly bump into each other. I get out of the pool and meet one of my acquaintances she is a doc now from JJ and suddenly there is some another lady there who starts interviewing her right there! She asks her a question it was some nice question I remember just that… to which my friend cant answer...at the same time even I am thinking of the answer but can’t get to it...I kind of give up! The lady who asked the question in the first place she herself answers it … can you beat that!!! And in the TRANCE as I call it … I am wondering DAMN IT its my BRAIN - my DREAM, my brain is formulating these questions that are coming through this lady and still I myself can’t answer it at one moment and at the very next moment MY very own brain answers it through that god damn lady!!! COMPLICATED phew!Later in the morning I tried real hard to remember that question but failed! But I must say it was a good question cause it gave me a nice feeling when it was asked and again when it was answered! :)
- Now this was just outside Matunga central station I am alone I mean there are people around me like they would have been near the stn as always but I am not accompanied by any of my friends or colleagues or acquaintances. I am heading towards the stn and I see one man heading in opposite direction to which I am moving …we both cross each other and at the very moment I smell that he is heavily drunk and say to myself ‘bevada s****’ Now again in the trance I think how can I smell in my dreams and believe me I actually did smell in real, that moment!!! I mean seeing a thing clearly is kind of okay normal, but this was the first time I smelt in my dream! It was kind of eureka moment in my sleep and I slept again!My first encounter with smell in my dream! Don’t know why but I was kind of happy that morning! It was as if I had
discoveredre-discovered the sense of smell…! lol
- Once I was on a visit to some school or college and there was this huge old building which had an auditorium hosting some function. Don’t remember what was the assembly all about but I was there to attend. The auditorium was filled with students - girls and boys at least 500 (rounded off to lowest fig. definitely much more) all were seated occupying the benches /chair whatever. I was moving back towards the end rows in search of a seat. Trust me I could actually see faces of all the students I passed none of them I knew or have had seen before or even later in my life! Again in the TRANCE I think how my mind can make up these distinct,entire human faces all at once! I am over burdening it of generating too much of data… move out, move out of the auditorium...NOW and I moved out and my dream continued outside the Audi!
I wonder in awe about the marvellous thing that evolved and happened to all of us called BRAIN!!!
P.S : Article in SciAm on 'seeing' in the dreams!