A while ago, I had a nightmare where I was floating above a field, and in the field there was a broken-down car, with a man and a child trying to fix it
The man was consciously avoiding looking at me, and the child looked uncomfortable
At one point, the child turns to look at me, and the man says "no, don't, he's a sad god"
At this point I realise that nightmares are my brain just processing shitty/scary emotions, and it's not the content of the dream that is in itself scary. So it's already decided that it's going to be scared, and it's scrambling for some justification
Sometimes it's weird existential horror, other times it's "oh no, furniture broke" 🤷
@gaeel 😂😂😂 i love this
@gaeel (i mean, i also genuinely really love the "sad god" thing, but "oh my gosh we're gonna die because the cheap, secondary table??? is broken????" is amazing)
@gaeel aaaa, can relate! One pattern I identified with my nightmares is, I'll often get scared by absolute rules suddenly not working anymore. For example I had this nightmare where my computer started beeping uncontrollably -annoying, but yeah ok fine- and the tipping point was when I unplugged the computer from the wall socket and it wouldn't turn off. "If I can't trust this, what can I even trust" kind of thing.
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