There are not many posts on my blog featuring dreams, but this one from 2010 is one you could find mildly interesting.
Today, though, I want to ask you a question about dreaming. I know humans can dream the impossible, for instance that they can fly (I've had very pleasant flying dreams, although none for a while) or swim underwater for a long time without needing to breathe, and similar things.
But a dream I have had during the night from Monday to Tuesday made me wonder about just HOW impossible do we dream at times, and whether there is a difference between men and women in that respect.
Let me explain. I have never had children, never planned on having any, and now I am nearly 47, it wouldn't be feasible to have them anymore (and I really am not one of those women who feel the biological clock ticking louder and louder until it's too late, and then they regret not having had any). So, I am a "no kids" person, and don't feel like I'm missing out on anything.
Every now and then, though, I have dreamt that I had a child. The last time was quite a while ago, until the night before last: In my dream, I was heavily pregnant (and I mean heavily!), very close to giving birth. In the dream, I felt my huge heavy belly and how difficult and uncomfortable it was to shift it into a good position for sleep. I have never had a really big belly in real life (although I had a few kg more when I was in my mid-twenties), so I don't actually know from experience how carrying a lot of extra weight around feels. But in the dream, the feeling of being heavy was the overall dominating feeling, and it did feel so realistic that the first thing I did on waking up was feel my belly - phew! What a relief! It was the same as the day before, and I could move and get out of bed with the usual ease. This dream was not, I suspect, actually about children and being (literally) weighed down with responsibility, but it was about being weighed down by an unsolved problem or decision that I have not yet made. And of course having read, just before going to sleep, of a young couple who were having their first baby and how the wife was getting bigger every day etc. did influence my dream.
The question that I have for you now is: Is it only women who occasionally dream about being pregnant, giving birth and having children (because it is biologically possible for them), or do men have such dreams, too (and we all know it is biologically impossible for them)? If you go back to my point in the second paragraph of this post, I don't see why men would not have similar dreams. If we can dream about flying - which is biologically impossible for us -, then surely a man can dream to be pregnant.
Have you had such "impossible" dreams?