The Stand.....In DreamVision  

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I'm sure I've mentioned it at one time or another. My favorite movie is The Stand. By a strange coincidence it's also one of my top 3 reads. I won't say I'm a huge Stephen King fan, but some of his writing just boggles my mind. The guy has an imagination that is strictly otherworldly.

I'm also sure that I've mentioned I read Kristy at This Train of Thought has been Derailed In a couple of posts she has mentioned the end of the world and being prepared to cope with it like this example here . So I guess this has been stuck in my head lately, because I had the most extraordinary dream last night. I don't usually remember a whole lot about my dreams. Little tidbits sorta like catching part of the preview of a movie. you know what the basis of the picture is, but couldn't really tell how the storyline is going to build or even if the actors are any good.

In my dream, the world had indeed come to a near end. I was not privy to the why of the devastation. I only know that I was a survivor. I also realized that this was not the me that lives every day as a safety guy. This was a me from some different dimension I guess. I didn't have a wife or kids, I was a little bit Mad Max and a little bit Waterworld. You know a rebel with no real direction.

The reason I know that I read too much of The Stand is because in my dream I was heading for a location that was told to me in my dreams. I didn't know why I was going there, but I met other people along the way that were headed there too. I guess I was also a little bit Stu (main The Stand character). So to make a long story short, I arrived at the location I was trying to reach, and it was a deserted military base. This base was deserted, and had been for some time.

I remember that I was dressed in military fatigues and was leadinig this group of people somewhere else. Although I couldn't say where we were headed. In fact I don't even know where we came to. I just know that the base was isolated in the forest, not in an underground bunker, and it wasn't built into a mountain. It sorta reminded me of Yosemite Valley. So we found weapons and a humvee and were headed out in convoy to wherever it was we were headed. The last thing I remember was we ran over a mine of some sort in the road that we were driving on. The humvee was flipped upside down and I lived through it. I guess I'm pretty selfish or self-centered, cause I don't remember if anybody else in the group survived. I woke up to my alarm clock at about that time.

I'm going to hope that I can get back to that one tonight. Cause I definitely feel a part 2 has to be in the works somewhere there. What a story this could be if I can keep writing down what my weird mind is creating. So I think tonight I'll go home and watch about an hour of The Stand and read about 3 chapters as well. THEN and only then will I try to sleep again.

Fingers are crossed for another chapter in the story..........

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I'd like to hear more of that story! Eat cheese before bed...

I love The Stand (the book). I cried over Stu. M.O.O.N. that spells Stu.

February 9, 2010 at 1:57 PM

The alarm clock going off effects me like an explosion, too!

February 9, 2010 at 2:35 PM

I know what I'm going to rent tonight!

February 9, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Tina...I have never tried eating cheese, but I shall indeed try that tonight.... M.O.O.N. that spells Tom Cullen!!!! I Love that movie, it's just sooo dang detailed...

Ms....yes it was very irritating...just 10 more minutes without that blasted alarm and I could have figured out so much more of my dreamvision...

AS...I think it's only like 6 hours and 36 get a lot of popcorn...It's definitely worth every minute of it...

February 9, 2010 at 3:49 PM

M.O.O.N. spells anything in my house! I'm afraid you think that I think that Stu said that, not Tom. I am such a Stand freak that I couldn't bear that. M.O.O.N. spells sorry...

February 9, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Boy -- I know exactly what you mean, Bendigo. It's truly wonderful to have a dream that is so vivid and real (even though sometimes the context can be a disconcerting). When you have a dream like that, it's difficult to think that there isn't some meaning to it or some reason to think that you had that dream.

I go through stages of very real dreams, and often it is the same theme. I've tried to look up meanings of dreams to see what I should be getting from the dream, but I've never come to any concrete conclusion.

I'll check back with you to see if you are able to continue your dream. I hope so!

February 9, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Lol @ Tina...Not at all ...I just loved the part when he says M.O.O.N. that spells Tom Cullen...Even though Nick can't hear him...I'm quite sure that somebody who writes with your awesome style has to be versed in this most awesome of books... :) Is it sad that I feel like the group is part of my family...Fran and larry Tom Nick Mother abigail Stu, heck even harold (I just feel sorry for him) and Nadine...

Jan..keep your fingers crossed for me...I'm so hoping that I can get another chapter of this story tonight :)

February 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Don't you just hate that? You're in this exciting dream and all of a sudden some damn noise wakes you up right at the best part! This happens to me quite often and I'll try to go back to sleep and continue but without any luck...darn!

February 9, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Write the dreams down right away, they are easily forgotten. Better yet, record your memories so you can listen to them.

February 10, 2010 at 6:50 AM

A friend of mine once had a dream where Jesus was about to tell her the answer to life, the universe and the ultimate question... and then the phone rang and woke her up! I hate to interrupt a good dream. If you figure out how to step back into a dream let me know, I have a few I'd like to get back to!

February 10, 2010 at 9:41 AM

One of my all time favourite books, and movie. I have read the book too many times to count, so I can see why you would want to get back to this dream!

If you like The Stand, you would really enjoy Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road', if you haven't read it already. I just finished it and I loved it.

Can't wait to hear if you can get back into that dream!

February 10, 2010 at 1:55 PM

I didn't get back there...Don't know what my dream was last night, but I'm sure it wasn't that...I remember a couple tidbits of last nights dream and it was nothing to do with the end of world...GRRRRR....gonna try again tonight...I'm not giving up on this one...Gonna read more than a couple chapters this time though..and I'm gonna watch "The Dreams" portion of the movie :)

February 10, 2010 at 3:16 PM is that a book I could find at like Borders or B&N?

I'm all for those types of stories...The sorta satisfy my survivalist wanna be mentality...

February 10, 2010 at 3:18 PM

I'm not Kato, but yeah, you could easily find it at B&N. They recently made it into a movie with Viggo Mortensen. I haven't read it, but now I know two people who have recommended it so it's going on the list...

February 10, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Lol..thank you Kristy..I'm gonna head down there tomorrow and get it...If it's even half as good as The Stand it'll be worth every penny

February 10, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Like Tina said, eat something before you go to sleep. It has to work!

It sounds like such a cool dream!! I hope you'll dream about it tonight too, because I want to know the rest :P

February 11, 2010 at 3:52 PM

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