Now that Zachary is sleeping through the night, I am finally getting more than 3 hours of sleep at a time. This means that for the first time in nearly 8 months, I’ve started dreaming again. Boy, have I ever! It’s as if eight months of nightly dreams were packed in my brain under extremely high pressure and now that there’s an opening, they are blowing through it. I’m having dozens of dreams a night, most of which I don’t remember. To be honest, it’s rather exhausting. I don’t know how Scott Edelman does it.
There is one recent dream which I do recall at least parts of: I was talking with Stephen King. We were at his house and talking about writing. On a small desk off to the side of his office (which in my dream was very art deco) was an old, old typewriter. I went to look at it and he warned me not to touch it because it was very old. I told him that I, too, have an old typewriter (mine is a Royal Quiet De Luxe much like this one.) King then asked me if I’d built my typewriter. No, I told him, I hadn’t. It turns out he built his (though how it could be very old is only supported by dream logic). And when I took a closer look, I saw that it was made entirely out of old Tyco model-train railroad track pieces.
I am enjoying these nights of uninterrupted sleep, but I must admit that I am looking forward to the pressure in my brain becoming equal with the world outside and the volume and pace of dreaming returning to normal.
Originally published at Jamie’s Blog. Please leave any comments there.