Perhaps a few of you remember this post I made over two months prior. It went something like this:
The street before me was utterly still and silent as I ran its course, a few spectral lamps being my only source of illumination from the night that settled on the neighborhood like inky, pervasive smog.
“Help, please!” I would occasionally cry out to the looming houses as I passed them by. No answer would ever come. So I ran, on and on, because I knew somehow – though I never dared to look – that not far behind was my nighttime stalker, keeping pace with me all the time.
I discussed a recurring dream that frightened me throughout childhood. By far, this seemed to be my most popular post, and I thank those who read and commented – the nightmares shared were beautifully frightening.
I would like to add an afterword of sorts, however.
I happened to be listening to a 1986 broadcast of American Top 40 (with Casey Kasem, no less), and in a little side note to introducing Heart’s ‘These Dreams’, he mentioned a study that talked about the four most common dreams. I’m afraid I can’t find the study myself –not for lack of trying- but I do remember that, ‘coming in at number one spot’ in the words of Kasem himself, was the very dream I had posted about.
I found the whole thing fascinating, anyway.
(In Memoriam, Casey Kasem.April 27, 1932-June 15, 2014.)