For the first 30 years or so of my life, I had some pretty cool dreams — flying, sex with Frazetta girls, etc.
But for the last 20 years or so, I’ve had the worst dreams ever. Not scary, just boring. One time I was cleaning an oven for hours (which I have never done in real life). Another time I was walking somewhere over an open plain, seemingly for hours, with absolutely nothing happening around me.
And just last night, I dreamed that I had to go to China for some reason. Hey, that’s kind of exotic, right? Wrong. I spent hours packing up the stuff in my basement and garage for the trip. I was still sweeping the damn thing out when I woke up.
So I guess my question is, is dream interpretation a science yet, or is it still just pop psychology? And if it is, what does it mean that I have such incredibly boring dreams?
If it’s relevant, I have no shortage of raw material to dream about. I read lots of fantasy and SF, I watch my share of porn, and I watch action movies and TV shows. Hmm, maybe my brain is telling me to slow down?