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Dreams fascinate me. I often wonder what triggers them, especially when I wake up remembering one that is bazaar. Three of my most common dreams involve teeth, tornadoes, and wrecks.
In my tornado dream, we survive one only to come out and look at the damage and get hit by a second one. I am pretty confident that this dream is triggered by my fear of tornadoes. These dreams usually start when tornado preparedness week is shown on TV. Not a good time for me.
I had braces as an adult, and even at the age of 51, I still wear my retainers at night. When I was wearing the braces, I began dreaming that my teeth would fall out. They would just crumble out of mouth. My hygienist says this is common with people who wear braces, but it has continued for many years.
We live on a dead end street with a basketball goal at the end and a ditch on the left. I dream that cars come barreling down our street and either run into the basketball goal or drive down the ditch and through the neighbor's yard, similar to the Dukes of Hazzard.
One of these dreams came true this week.
No, I did not lose my teeth.
No, southern Indiana did not have a tornado last week. We can't even get any snow!
Yes, we had someone miss the dead end sign and wreck in front of our house. Typically, if someone is coming down our street, they are going to someone's house and are driving pretty slow to turn into one of the driveways. We just don't get much traffic.
It was Wednesday morning and my husband and son were standing in the living room waiting to leave, when a car came barreling down our street. Although there is a big dead end sign at the corner where cars can turn, this young man obviously didn't see it. He must have been flying because there are skid marks where he applied the brakes, just a few feet away from the goal. Luckily for him, he avoided the basketball goal and ended up going right and hitting a tree. All three kids were very lucky.