Eventually I came to what I was looking for - a big mound made of mud and branches well above the waterline. I knew I was looking for it despite that fact that I cannot tell you now why. I also knew that it was hollow. Someone or something was inside and I wanted them to come outside. So I started poking at the mound with a stick. Eventually the inhabitant of the mound emerged - Sith Gollum!
Yep - basically it was Gollum from Lord of the Rings holding a red light-saber a-la Star Wars. We were initiating one-on-one combat and I think Sith Gollum made some swaggering comment (e.g. "I am strong with the Dark Side my precious") just as I woke from the dream. On waking I knew there was something peculiar about the character but it took me a minute or so to realise that it drew on two completely different universes - the combination of Gollum + Sith seemed so natural.
This is an unusual dream for me. The wandering alone in some natural setting is normal. The presence of a lot of water is also normal. But the inclusion of elements from fantasy and science fiction is abnormal. Most of my dreams are more mundane than that. Substitute a personal friend (or possibly a person who is an amalgam of a few different friends) in for the fictional character and you have a much better picture of what my dreams are normally like. Of course if it were a friend then we would be chatting over food and drink rather than fighting!
I have documented more dreams here...
Labels: Nostalgia And Reminiscences