I close my eyes and I see…
I’m on an aeroplane, looking out the window as we fly just above the clouds. It looks as though we’re gliding across a white sea.
The sun crests the cloud’s in the horizon, and it’s like a second sunrise.
The glare off the clouds is too bright so I look inward and around the cabin.
The people in the row in front are familiar to me, but I don’t know how, but as the look towards me I can see in their eyes they know me. The woman beside me I think is my wife, I can see in my periferal vision she is quite close, in my personal space.
I see the other people on the flight, the cabin crew starting to move about the cabin.
… I open my eyes.
To me the main differences between what I see behind my eyelids before I sleep and the things I dream about once asleep are as follows:
1. The people are crystal clear, their faces are just that, theirs. If you consider your drams I believe you’ll find the faces you see while dramind are most often non-descript. Particularly true with people in the background of your dreams. But even those in the foreground, the subjects are often unclear or an approximation of people. Faces are often a blend of individuals.
When I am awake, but with my eyes closed everyone is clear. It really is more like seeing through someone else’s eyes as they view a part of their day.
2. I see things I can’t place. Either people I’ve never seen before and/or places I’ve never personally been.
It’s kind of weird, kind of interesting.
But like two nights ago when I saw the people looking up and I wanted to change perspective, it was like I couldn’t cause they weren’t my eyes looking at the scene.
And one of the first I wrote about, a small foriegn town, the perspective I saw that from was like someone seated at a cafe watching the scene unfold.
Perhaps they are like mini dreams, but I’ll try and write them down if, and when, I can.