I have reoccurring bear dreams. I get them at least once a month and have had for years. I cannot tell you how many times I have had a grizzly chewing on my head. It is just after midnight and I have just had another that scared me awake so bad I doubt I will be asleep any time soon.
So this one....
I am asleep with my husband in bed. But instead of being in our house, we are in a bit of "redneck special" trailer; it is long, narrow and really old. While I am in bed, I start to have a panic attack about a bear (of course a huge grizzly) outside the trailer. The panic attack is so overwhelming my whole body is shaking. Throughout the panic attack I am trying to tell my husband that we need to get bars put on the outside of all of the windows. He tells me I am crazy and to go back to sleep. Just when I fall asleep he leaps out of bed, pulls the blankets off, and when I look at him he has my 12 gauge shotgun in hand telling me to get up!! The bear got in! Well I was so scared in the dream I woke up scared shitless.
I guess the boy could sense that because he woke up a second later squealing looking for a snack.
So dreams specialists out there.... tell me how messed up I am. Or how to make the bears go away. I have had a few bear encounters in real life, but none of them tried to eat me.
Oh yes. And there was background music during this dream. I could hear Pearl Jam's song "Lay down your ar ar arms... and surrender to meee". Hmmm perhaps the bear was singing to me.