No big surprise to reveal in this post but I have dreams. Also like most people, I don't remember them for the most part. There are rare exceptions to this. Once while taking a drug during an illness as a teenager, one of the side effects was vivid dreaming and man they weren't kidding. The two that I can still remember was riding with my mom on a ferris wheel after she had been mummified and trying to get my younger brother out from a crack in the couch where he was stuck. I know the last one doesn't really make sense but it was absolutely terrifying at the time. After waking up in cold sweats a couple nights in the row, something I have never done before or since, it got to the point where I tried to stay up as long as possible to prevent them from occurring. On the other end of the spectrum, I occasionally have a dream so memorable, that I do remember them long enough to commit them to memory... or this blog. Recently however, I had a completely different kind of dream.
It was probably three or four in the morning and I woke myself up laughing hysterically. I quickly realized what I was doing and stopped but I felt that tickle in my chest one gets when very amused at something. I didn't want to wake up my wife but I knew she would get a kick out of what had caused me to laugh myself awake. I dozed off to sleep again thinking I would tell her in the morning and we could both laugh about my dream.
A few days later, my wife asked me what had been so funny that I had laughed myself awake. She had heard me after all. Unfortunately, I had forgotten what had been so funny in my dreams but I still couldn't help but getting that tickle in my chest when she mentioned it. Subconsciously my mind must still remember. Although I wouldn't mind having dreams so funny that I laugh myself awake, I'm not sure my wife would like being in the same bed or even same room with someone randomly laughing hysterically in the middle of the night.