The dream doesn’t end before I wake up. For a few seconds, I am both myself and someone else. It fades quickly but I am left confused by the snippets of dream I can remember. Another life, other friends, other allies, other enemies. A graveyard, a mask, searching for something. None of it makes any sense now.
I can’t help turning the tattered memories of the dream over and over in my head; trying to find the edges that match up. This is what our brains are meant to do. Find patterns, make connections, tell stories. But the story left behind is too incomplete, too disjointed by dream logic to make sense to the waking mind.
For the next two hours I struggle to find myself. I’m lost in whispers of another me that existed in dream. I have been many people in many places but I always come back to this waking dream called life.