I mean, most people have bad dreams about going out half-naked, being attacked by a horde of vampires, or seeing themselves in a casket.Â I get some of that too, particularly the horde of vampires variety.Â But in my case, it isn’t exactly a nightmare since in my dream, I’m a legendary vampire slayer, and I always manage to obliterate the thousands of vampires I fight (don’t ask me how – there’s a reason it’s called “dream”, wahaha).
Sometimes I have nightmares not of the terrifying type, but those that are so sad they’re debilitating, where I’d wake up almost to the point of tears.Â Usually about certain people that are dear to me but I haven’t been speaking to because of some conflict beyond my control.
But lately, I’ve been having the apocalyptic type.Â Like asteroids crashing down to earth.Â There was this one where I saw a weird pattern of clouds in the sky – weird because the clouds are arranged in a neat row stretching from horizon to horizon, moving perpendicular to its length.Â And everything on the ground freezes instantaneously as they pass overhead.Â I remember frantically running to the nearest McDonalds shop and turning on all stoves and ovens to prevent myself from freezing.
Last night, every building in Makati was toppling over to its side while radios scream of the worst terrorist hit ever.Â I was running like mad trying to avoid a storm of debris heading my way.Â At first the debris were small pieces of metal and glass which somehow I was able to dodge.Â But then they turned into large chunks of concrete.Â No way avoiding them.Â I was faced with certain death.
So I woke up, with my heart racing twice as fast and my stomach burning with the mother of all indigestion pain.Â Was the nightmare so lucid and terrifying that my body manifested the horror physically?Â
Could be.Â At first I wanted to call Mike, Markku, Pao, Leia or Hana and ask them if they were also suffering from indigestion from last night’s Meatshop sisig, but eventually decided off it when the furnace in my stomach died down after a few minutes.
It was the nightmare, no doubt about it.
I wonder what’s next in my nocturnal apocalyptic itinerary…