My mom and I even joke about it and set a timer.
NB: "Hey, Mom, guess who I dreamt about last night, John Doe. You know what that means."
NB's Mom: "Oh wow! OK, Lets see how long it takes this time."
I know this sounds rediculous. And, I"m in no way claiming to be psychic or have any supernatural gifts, but the average is 3 days. Usually around the third day after my dream there's some news about that person - someone I haven't seen or communicated with in years.
Last Wednesday night I had a dream about 25. We were in his room. I was sitting on his bed watching tv and we chatted casually as he looked through his closet for a shirt.
I never knew I was in a dream, but I very suddenly became extremely aware that I should NOT be there. This is true for several reasons - but primarily becuase last summer he got married.
I knew this and started to wonder if he'd even gotten maried at all - it's not like I was invited to see it go down or that we've spoken much since the 1-sentence email he sent me only hours after he'd proposed.
I panicked and started to see if he had a ring on...
That's all I remember.
The dream bothered me for a few days. The discomfort of being in his room, being so casual and friendly, like we were a couple - it bothered me.
But I told no one about the dream. Not even my Mom.
Nothing at all from him since early 2010 and I have 1 dream - then on the 4th day, I get a text from a close girlfriend that she had just seen him while out at a bar.
Huh? Really? Why?
Why did I dream about him?
Why was it so uncomfortable?
Why did she text me that she saw him?
(What was the benefit of that, BTW?)
The text stopped me cold. I didn't expect it, of course, but it reinforced my fear that one day I too will see him "out" somewhere. More than likely with his new wife.
Every time I dream, then get some news about these random people from my past, I can'[t help but wonder why this happens. And if I'm supposed to hear about them, now, for some reason.
Only time will tell.