Dreaming of Falling

"危ない" Pedernales Falls, 2011
Photo info: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-PL1, 16mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO200
“危ない” Pedernales Falls, 2011OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When I was younger, I used to have a recurring dream in which I would fall from a great height. This was usually preceded by a seemingly safe climb which quickly turned into a harrowing cliff-hanger. I could have been on a ladder, or a playscape, or on a mountain path.

Anyways, I’d find myself hanging on for dear life, dangling over the precipice, then I’d lose my grip and fall. My stomach would rise to my throat, just like what happens when riding a rollercoaster. But the strange thing was, I would always hit the ground, then get up, unhurt, and be on my way.

This dream happened so often that I soon got used to the falling and didn’t fear dying anymore. I knew I would “land” safely in a second or two. However, I still have the fear of getting that rollercoaster feeling.

And my brother also had similar dreams. Strange?

This post was prompted by The Daily Post from WordPress.

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The photo is of my kids having fun at a camping trip at Pedernales Falls back in 2011.

One Reply to “Dreaming of Falling”

  1. mumsthewordblog1 says: Reply

    Strange indeed that you both had it

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