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Night Maidens

And a Supernatural Case of Narcolepsy

Dream: a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep.

                        -Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

   Dream is a word that possesses copious meaning. It seems to exist in a universe of complexity and confusion. Even when looked at in the most elementary way it appears to obtain no simplicity. 
   When confronted with the word 'dream', most people tend to relate it with the state of illusion the mind undertakes while in slumber. And even when looked at with this appealing uncomplicated definition, our mind can still jump around on various opposing contexts.  
   Some say, that dreams are like bridges. They pass between our mind and spirit as we suspend our consciousness.

   Others believe that the soul actually leaves the body when one dreams. It can travel across the world and back in a single night. 

   Some people think that our dreams can predict the future, or show us the past. That signs come to us while we dream, warnings, or even just simple announcements. 

   Sometimes people arrive in our dreams. People that we love. Or that we miss. Even people we've never met. 

   In our dreams, we can do anything. We can fly and breathe under water. Defy the laws of physics and the laws of gravity. The laws of love. In our dreams, we are invincible... at least most of us are.

   As for another definition of the word dream, some like to correlate it as having an idea or wish.
On my seventh birthday, right before I blew out the candles on my cake, my Mother told me to always follow my dreams. She told me that no matter what, dreams would never let me down. She said they'd help me fly and defy the laws of physics, as long as I followed them. 
    I didn't understand what my dreams were at that age and I still don't fully understand them today. I didn't really know what I wanted. But I took her words to heart that day. She said she'd always love me, it didn't matter what dreams I had, I'd always be her baby. 

   Of course I never got to tell her about the dreams I had. 

   Dreams aren't always what they're cracked up to be. Not all sunshine and flying through an endless sky of blue. Sometimes, they hurt. Sometimes, they cut. Those are the dreams I have. They can hurt, they can cut. I still followed them though, with my whole heart and soul. I expected the task to be difficult, the truth is it's not that hard. Just trust them, where they lead, you should follow. I mastered it at a very young age. I had it down, knew exactly what I was doing. 
    But of course... life can be surprising. And even though following my dreams wasn't so tough, I wasn't prepared when they started to follow me..


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