I’ve been having some pretty vivid dreams lately. All of them have been distinct from each other; different settings, different people, different stories, everything different….except one small thing. In every one, there’s this figure….or presence rather (I’ve never actually seen it) that watches me from a distance, and it’s been going on for a while so I thought I’d keep a record of it.
At first I thought it was a one-time thing, but soon it was every week. Then it was every other night, and now every night. I thought I could just ignore it. Ignore it and it’ll go away, I’d tell myself. But it’s still there and starting to become familiar. The thing is, it doesn’t feel particularly threatening. In fact, its presence is almost gentle, yet unsettling at the same time.
Now I’m not a huge believer in ghost or supernatural beings, but this experience makes me understand how people can believe in such things. Though I’m sure there’s reason for it. Probably just this whole quarantine thing messing with my brain chemistry.