Dreaming is Delicious?

March 23, 2010

A few days past I had an interesting dream filled with numerous wonderful things, but the one portion I enjoyed most was when I found myself becoming lucid and decided to conjure myself a box of chocolates. I had gotten a late Valentine’s Day treat from my mother the week before, which was probably an influence.

Anyway, the most interesting part of this dream is that taste is a theme I come to regularly in lucid dreams. It seems to be the only thing I can think about some nights. “Oh, I’m lucid, poof up something yummy!” And it’s one of few things I can do with almost precise control while dreaming. But one thing is for sure: I taste in all the colors of the rainbow in dreams. I don’t mean that literally, of course, while that would be interesting (note to self: look into cross-sensory dreams!), but I did taste with all the luxury that I do in waking life. And those chocolates were delicious.

I wonder if this is some sort of landmark. The fact that I can taste in dreams: an achievement? Well, nevertheless, I’ll keep exploring it. Try arousing your sense of taste next time you become lucid, with whatever fits the bill. Clam chowder, cupcakes, even truffles that make you shrink.

Maybe I’ll post one day on how much fun that mousehole was.

Adriana D.

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