I recently completed a post about an extended hospital stay I had and in that post I spoke in passing to some exceptionally vivid dreams I had. And I teased that I would write about them. Well per usual I got called out to do exactly that write about those dreams. But as a preface to that I must tell yet another story about myself. I aged during the 60’s and 70’s I didn’t mature I just got older. I was in the Navy, and I experimented from time to time with substances that were not over the counter. Just so you know I grew out of this quickly, and with no real harm. I chose to stay with substances I could get over the counter (bar), and truly did not indulge in drugs much at all. But one time I yielded to peer pressure, I did something I wish I hadn’t, and tried a little pill. For the better part of the next 30 hours I was visited by a variety of atrocious little purple “smuff” like creatures. They were in the car with me as I drove, they stood a couple watches with me on board the ship, the shared the blanket in my rack, and while not violent or scary, they were with me all of those 30 hours. They have never visited again, and they are not welcome. As vivid as those little creatures where for those 30 hours, they came nowhere near the vividness of my drug induced dreams in the hospital. The dreams I had in the hospital were so real, so vivid, so life-like, so perfectly formed in my mind that while I was sleeping it was my reality. I not only did I dream in color it was Technicolor, not only did I hear, but I heard in surround sound. These dreams were so exhausting that I was almost comatose the rest of the time.
I know even as I put words to post, that my recounting of these dreams will not do them justice. It will help you to some degree if you have even the slightest knowledge of Star Trek (the William Shattner years) in understanding and appreciating these dreams. The other series of dreams I had were equally as vivid as the Star Trek ones but were focused on a couple of my dear friends, and the Alexandria area of Northern Virginia. If you have knowledge of the beltway surrounding DC, you will understand how absurd these dreams were, and when you compare them to the Star Trek dreams you go, wow, Bill really could have been on and in charge of the Starship Enterprise. You don’t know them, they don’t know you, and I will only use their 1st names. I will admit that Terry, Gary and I consumed a lot of alcohol and a ton of laughs when I get to talking about them.
Dream Sequence #1
I think I 1st need to say that I never actually slept all the way thru a night. These dreams would be interrupted 2 or 3 times, and that when I fell back to sleep, my mind kinda jumped started the dream from wherever I was when awoke.
In my dreams I always awoke in my hospital bed, but I was never bound, I didn’t have the IV, I didn’t have any of the million monitoring clips glued to my body, I wasn’t being supplied with oxygen, I was free to move. Because I was so healthy and free, I couldn’t understand why I was sleeping in a hospital bed (but I didn’t ponder that). I also realized when I awoke that my hospital bed was in fact onboard the Starship Enterprise (but it looked more like a hospital), and that Capt. James Kirk, was not available to command. Those responsibilities rested on my shoulders. I dreamt I raced thru the corridors of a ship (hospital) searching for the secret entrance to all the ships facilities. I checked and looked in every room, I opened every door. I knew that the Enterprise was being hidden from me and if I opened the right door I would find crew and the real bridge, the gallery, the weapons room, crew’s quarters, sick bay, and all the other necessary spaces to have complete and total command of the Enterprise.