WHAT DREAMS LEAVE BEHIND

A REIGN OF BEASTS WEBCOMIC EPISODE 01 · Commentary by Anderson Carman

 

“I was attacked by a bear. I woke up.”


I have kept a dream journal on and off again over the last 4 years. That was my entry on January 9, 2020.


I am struck by the fact that while asleep my dreams are as vivid as the light of day, but upon waking they fade rapidly like salt in water. I can just barely make out the individual grains as they fall to the bottom of my memory but eventually they disintegrate into nothingness. The practice of writing down dreams the instant I awake can help preserve them.


This week I reread some entries in my journal to find the one about being attacked by a bear. It makes me laugh a bit because it is so simple and yet so terrifying.