Reflection on dreams: Myla Wailoo ’20

graphic by Laura Bussemaker

Could you describe your typical dreaming experience?

When I dream, I’m typically looking down at myself, like [I’m] God. I had this weird experience one time when I was younger [when] I was having a nightmare, and then [I], in my dream, looked up at me, and said, “It’s time to wake up now.” And then I woke up.


How did that dream influence the way you’ve dreamt other nights?

That dream was a little weird because it was about Easter egg hunting. I went outside, and this creepy car pulled into my driveway and [I was scared]. And the me in the dream was like “wake up,” and then I woke up. I woke up and I was like, Wait, did that just happen? I have a really hard time telling apart dreams and reality — like a really hard time.


How often do you dream?

I probably dream once every two weeks.


Have you had any instances recently when you couldn’t tell the difference between dream and reality?

Last week, I had a dream where I dropped my phone in water. I woke up, and I was like Oh, I have to text my friend that I can’t do something this weekend. And then in my head I was like Wait no I can’t, because I broke my phone and dropped it in water. And then I went downstairs and I was like Wait, no I didn’t, because I forgot that that was just in my dream.

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