Preparations for Death: A Dream

Post date: Oct 5, 2011 10:08:31 PM

I've been having extremely vivid dreams lately, which has resulted in restless nights of sleep. One particular dream from a couple nights ago really stands out as the oddest and creepiest of the bunch.

In my dream, I was told by a doctor that I was about to die. It was to happen that day. Suddenly preparations began for the event. I was asked if I wanted to be buried or cremated, and for some reason a special solution was needed in order for my hands to decompose properly. My family began arriving decked out in black clothing, ready to say their final goodbyes. It was to be a passing and funeral in one convenient package. I told my wife that I didn't want her to be alone for the rest of her life and she shouldn't feel bad about finding a new companion. Everything was set.

It was all very eerie, but I was calm throughout the whole process. I had accepted my fate. I felt relaxed and was almost looking forward to getting it over with.

However, as the dream wore on, I began suspect that I wasn't dying after all, and instead began to believe some mistake had happened in the doctor's diagnosis. I tried to find someone to speak to, but nobody was around. It was like the wheels were in motion and I couldn't find anyone to hit the brakes.

And then--pop!--I woke up. It was hard to go back to sleep after that because I was so shaken. Dreams are strange!