Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Whence This Violence?

An odd trend I've noticed -- in my recent dreams (both the ones I've been posting to bouncing and the shorter snippets that I don't remember enough of to be worthwhile), I've developed a disturbing tendency to yell. That is, I've had a number of dreams where I get really annoyed with someone, and wind up seriously berating them about it.

On the one hand, it's just dreams; on the other hand, they're my dreams, and I don't like it. Violence isn't my style, and I consider verbal violence to be just as harmful as any other sort. And it's not exactly fun -- while the feel isn't precisely that of a nightmare, I always wake up feeling very stressy, which isn't the point of sleeping.

I have a nasty suspicion that it's related to the way I've been getting a tad -- well, "snippy" is the only good word I can come up with -- with certain of my co-workers. Whether the dreams are cause, effect, or simply commentary I'm not sure, but both are sufficiently out of character for me that a connection seems likely.

*Sigh*. Time for a little serious introspection. This dream-journal stuff is an interesting way to learn a little about myself, but I am inevitably finding some of my own warts...

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