I haven't been using the NaBloPoMo daily prompts this week. I just didn't have the time, or the focus, to keep at it. I decided to go back and try a couple that I'd missed. Today I've chosen the prompt for Thursday. Would you rather have a video copy of your dreams or a datebook that contains the events of every day of your life?
This is a difficult choice. I find my memory is not what it used to be, so the idea of a datebook filled with all the events of my life is a tempting one. Family, holidays, friends, so many wonderful things, but to be honest, a whole lot of boring. Day after day, getting up, getting dressed, going to school, to work, wherever, doing dishes or laundry, filling the car with gas, balancing the checkbook. You see where this is going.
My dreams, on the other hand, have been filled with adventure, premonitions, family, friends, strangers. I've traveled to unknown cities, and I've been in the mountains. Swam underwater, something I'd never do in real life. Faced monsters and fears, been in terrible accidents, been killed, but lived to tell about it, because it was a dream. I generally dream in full technicolor, though a couple of times in black and white when I was young.
For me, the choice is easy. I'd choose the video of my dreams. That would provide hours of entertainment and adventure, and I'd love to see those forgotten details. You know, the ones you can't quite remember when you wake up, no matter how hard you try. Yes, for me, it's the dreams!
© 10MAR2012 aj