I have amazing dreams they often have a clear narrative, they’re colourful, and occasionally the effects are better than what I’ve seen on tv.
But this dream was unusual. And I wonder if the reader has experienced something similar?
I dreamed the scene opened on a female avatar in a gorgeous video game. She was on an overlook, the scene had every colour you can find in a Southern New Zealand landscape. It was beautiful. She was up high, I could only see the back of her, but she was looking at road winding into shadows below. She started to sing to the road.
What was strange was her words were clear, articulate and organised, that part of myself that watches my dreams, me, was taken back. And though still asleep I become conscious. I let the song play out and fought my way out of my dreamstate so I could record the tune into my mobile and sketch down the words.
I didn’t capture it all, I remember the first and last chorus and verses but couldn’t remember what fell in the middle.
But here is a couple of the choruses and one of the verses… as sung by my dream self:
remind me, remind me, remind me, what I know
the path I walk is who I’ll be
and push ahead I go
Maybe our steps won’t last forever
for all things come to a still
but each step if truth it tracks
then the echo of them will
remind me, remind me, remind me, nothing is gone
all things imprint on the road
and it goes on and on”