Having Been Human
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Mon Jan 21 12:30:01 2013
Shadows of Guilt

I hit someone in a dream. IRL, my thoughts of violence are incredibly rare; they're even rare in dreams. I feel a little guilty about it.

In the dream, my parents had a houseguest who was continually insinuating things about what she believed I believed, getting absolutely everything wrong, and not acknowledging when I was trying to respond or converse. I eventually grabbed my things together to leave (in a way that indicated this was meant to have strong social meaning), but I left my keys and had to go back and get them from the table. I think she kept going, acknowledging my presence by adding a "and Pat, who is right here, ..." clause to her continuing monologue, but continued to ignore all my attempts at engaging with her rather wrong assertions, upon which I hit her on the nose and stormed off.

I'd like to think that I would never hit someone for that reason in real life. It seemed to make sense at the time, in the dream, and maybe IRL people might say that someone might be "asking for it", but the issue wouldn't be them, it'd be me.

But then, in dreams I've often found myself doing things alien to my real-world (personality) nature.