When I woke, as usual, I had an epic novella of a dream to record. But as circumstances would have it, several things needed my immediate attention and I was unable to record the dream before it slipped away with sunshine and conversation.
One thing I do remember, however, is the prevalence of my friend Alicia once more. I've been having dreams involving my high school class of late - night after night, in fact. One person has been standing out in particular: Alicia. We were never the closest of friends, but we shared classes through elementary, middle and high school. To the best of my knowledge, she's living in Hawaii now. I wonder if my frequent dreaming of her has something to do with her place in my psyche, or if she's been dreaming me as well.
In the dream last night, she was with me as well as my former recurring dream figure - Miranda (who was also with me through most of my schooling). In the dream, I had bleached blond hair and I made the observation that I enjoyed surrounding myself with blond women.
I wish I could remember more, but it's all a mushy pea soup at this point.
I guess I'll take this opportunity, however, to make note of Miranda's prevalence in my dreams. Growing up, she was my best friend. As soon as I graduated high school, all communication with her stopped. I recently found her online and was pleased to see she seems to be doing well.
Over the years, she's bounced in and out of my dreams. For weeks, every night, she'll appear and I'll say to myself in the dream, "Woah! I always dream about her, and now here she is!" Or I'll approach her and give her a big hug and tell her how crazy it is that I'm seeing her here because of how often I dream about her.
I don't know what I'd do if I ever saw her again in real life, but it's funny to me that in the dreams, as many times as this has happened over the years, I'm never able to know that it's a dream in the moment.
Alicia and I were never as close, so I'm awfully curious why it is she's been showing up in my dreams night after night.