Dream shared, discussed and painted in a session as part of the multidisciplinary Dream Science Symposium, October 2018, at University of California Los Angeles http://thedreamscience.ucla.edu
“It was night-time and I was in London. I had never been there before in my life. I was with my old high school friends, four, all girls my closest friends, plus me. The city was really bright, in contrast to dark sky. You know, cityscape at night-time is really beautiful, so there were bright lights, almost a little bit overwhelming, but the night sky was sort of very dark and blue. We were close to the Big Ben tower, which is a like a pretty famous tourist destination. We were like talking about coffee, mainly the taste of it, which I don’t like, I am not a huge fan of the bitter taste.
“All of a sudden, you know the feeling when you fall in a roller coaster, anti-gravity, you feel your body sort of lift up and you feel strange? I looked around me and everyone just started floating, feet slowly coming off ground. This was at a point in time where I felt sort of lucid, where you can sort of control your body in your dream, and the first thing you want to do when you feel lucid is you want to go fly around. I could control my movements. My friends could do the same. So everyone in the entire city, it was pretty crowded, started floating, slowly up, along with my friends. Some people were really scared and stopped, but I was thrilled with the fact that I could control everything now.
“We were flying and spinning around Big Ben, like in the movie Peter Pan, the famous scene where they are flying around. It was like a picturesque version of that, swirling and doing loops, it was with all my friends and I could look down, look down at the whole world and city, the contrast of bright lights with the dark night sky. My vision was blurred black and yellow with lots of noise. It was freezing cold, the wind was going really fast. I could feel how cold it was, but it was like an adrenaline rush. We kept going further out into the ocean, I could control everything, going to the side.
“I woke up but I didn’t want the dream to end, I liked the dream so much I tried to go back to sleep and continue it. Miraculously the dream continued and I was flying again, a long time, I flew a long while. My friends were no longer with me. I thought I have had my fun, so I flew straight down and dove into the ocean, it was completely black, and then I woke up.”