Do you dream when you sleep at night?
Yes, I do, sometimes the dreams seem very vivid but I start to forget them almost as soon as I wake up.
Do you wish that dreams were portals to other worlds to explore? Where would the portals go if you wished for them?
I have never thought about that. It would be pretty cool. I think that I’d like them to be portals to places, eras and events I’d have liked to visit or ones I’d like to see in real life in the future.
If you could talk to anyone in your dreams, who would it be and why?
This is another thing that I’ve never really considered. My dreams often seem like random stories anyway. I sometimes dream about my mum. I’d like to talk to her; it’s been 25 years almost since she died. This year she would have been 100 years old at Christmas.
What is the greatest dream you have ever had? (If you do not dream, share something great that has happened in your life.)
I can’t really answer this because I nearly always forget my dreams and many of them seem very muddled even when I’m having them. I never like to say that this or that event was the greatest in my life. I don’t measure events that way. However, I’d say that in real life, travel has been one of my greatest highlights. There are some moments, standing on the Great Wall of China and being in the Scottish Highlands that I knew were special when I did them.
Do you believe that dreams have a purpose?
I do believe that. I think that often they are a way of processing things that are going on in our lives even if they seem a bit bizarre. When I was young, I used to have a recurring dream that I was in school. I didn’t love school and the dreams often left me in tears. As I grew older though my dream self-started to become more assertive and say “I don’t have to be here.” eventually, when I was in my thirties I think, I stopped having them. I had a dream about David just before he died. I later came to feel that it was a kind of warning but at the time I didn’t interpret it that way.