Posts Tagged ‘dream’

Our dreams combine verbal, visual and emotional stimuli into a sometimes broken, nonsensical but often entertaining story line. We can sometimes even solve problems in our sleep. Or can we? Many experts disagree on exactly what the purpose of our dreams might be. Are they strictly random brain impulses, or are our brains actually working through issues from our daily life while we sleep — as a sort of coping mechanism? Should we even bother to interpret our dreams? Many say yes, that we have a great deal to learn from our dreams.

It is said that five minutes after the end of a dream, we have forgotten 50 percent of the dream’s content. Ten minutes later, we’ve forgotten 90 percent of its content. Why is that? We don’t forget our daily actions that quickly. The fact that they are so hard to remember makes their importance seem less.

Many people have the same or a similar dream many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime. Recurring dreams usually mean there is something in your life you’ve not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort. The dream repeats because you have not corrected the problem. Another theory is that people who experience recurring dreams have some sort of trauma in their past they are trying to deal with. In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time.

One day, perhaps we’ll all be able to control our dreams or even share our dreams with others while we sleep.

 

Like this movie… Leonardo Dicaprio was in… Inception

 


Dream lover

Posted: August 13, 2010 by Marya in Poems
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In another time, another place
Perhaps we existed before,
And are now sensing the same feeling
As we reunite for the final encore.

In dreams I’ve reached to touch you
Yet your face remained a blur,
As my elusive faceless lover
Left me satisfied and astir.

For I have loved you for so long
In dreams of blissful dreams,
Now you and her have become as one
As I contemplate what it means.

Now another time, another place
At least we’ve finally met,
You have become my secret romancer
In a dream I will never forget..

In secrecy I have uttered
If his identity was ever bestowed,
I’d hold fast to forever
Never wanting to let him go.

The answers continue to escape me
Perhaps it is only life’s fate,
Allowing us another chance
To behold what we may create.

My Best Friend

Posted: July 19, 2010 by Marya in Poems
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Today I found a friend,
Who knew everything I felt.
She knew my every weakness,
And the problems I’ve been dealt.
She understood my wonders,
And listened to my dreams.
She listened to how I felt about life and love,
And knew what it all means.

Not once did she interrupt me,
Or tell me I was wrong.
She understood what I was going through,
And promised she’d stay long

I reached out to this friend
To show her that i care
To pull her close and let her know
How much I need her there

I went to hold her hand
To pull her a bit nearer
And realized that this perfect friend I found
Was nothing but my mirror.

UPDATE: Well folks, here’s the recipe you’ve all been waiting for from my Love Guru neighbor. This one is called  Dreambars, better known as ~ “The Man Keeper”. Hehehe. The recipe is delicious. The ingredients, however, are un-deniably expensive.

 Dreambars

Ingredients:

2 (3-ounce bars) of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate.
2 (3-ounce bars) of milk chocolate.
2 (3-ounce bars) of white chocolate.
12 tbsp of unsalted butter.
2 cups of cinnamon graham cracker crumbs (16 double cookies).
1 1/3 cups of shredded coconut.
3 full cups of pecan halves.
1 2/3 liquid cups of sweetened condensed milk.

Equipment: 10-inch by 15-inch by 1-inch jelly roll pan, bottom and sides lined with heavy-duty aluminum foil.

Directions:

Place 1 oven rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Break chocolate into individual squares and cut each in half, or chop the chocolate into 1/2-inch pieces. Mix the chocolate pieces together and set aside.

Melt the butter in the jelly roll and in the preheating oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Spread the butter evenly over the bottom and sides of the pan by tilting the pan or using a pastry brush. Sprinkle the cracker crumbs over the butter, mixing with a rubber spatula to moisten them. With your fingers, press the crumbs firmly and evenly onto the bottom and about 3/4 inch up the sides of the pan. Strew the coconut evenly over the crumbs.

Reserve 1 scant cup (about 3.5 ounces/100 grams) of pecan halves. Chop the remaining pecans medium-coarsely and scatter them evenly over the coconut. Scatter the chocolate pieces in an even layer over the pecans. Slowly and evenly pour the condensed milk over top. Arrange the reserved pecan halves, smooth side up, in 5 long rows, starting 1 inch from each long edge and spacing them 1 1/2 inches apart.

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and, using an angled spatula, press down the nuts so they adhere to the chocolate. Return the pan to the oven and continue baking for 20 to 30 minutes or just until the milk bubbling up between the nuts in the center of the pan is pale golden.

Do not over bake or the nuts and crust will be bitter.

Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Invert onto a large cookie sheet and peel off the aluminum foil. Re-invert onto a cutting surface and cut the cookie lengthwise into 5 strips (each about 2 inches wide), cutting in between the rows of pecans, and then crosswise into 10 strips (about 1 1/2 inches wide).

Store: In an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer.

Wish I could

Posted: July 7, 2010 by Marya in Poems
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Wish I could hold a dream for you
If I did I know it would help you through
It’s never easy when the heart gets in the way
Wish I could hold you close and take your pain away

Wish I could let your fears subside
Every night when you’re alone and need to cry
It’s not like the damage has to be the end
Wish I could hold you close, my friend

It’s never fair when the world turns upside down
It’s never clear when the heart is in the lost and found

Wish I could hold my breath for you
If I did I know we could find a higher latitude
It’s never easy when the pain and heart are one
Wish I could mend your heart and help you carry on

Wish I could make a dream for you
If I did I know we would be at a different altitude
It’s never easy when the heart feels so betrayed
Wish I could take your pain away