Have you ever had one of those dreams where someone is chasing you and you are fearing for your life and you try to scream. And absolutely nothing comes out?!??
I had another 'one of those dreams' the other night. I knew within my dream state that I was dreaming because when I went to scream, it worked! I was so impressed and relieved. Finally ... I could call out for help and be heard!
At that precise moment, I woke up and my throat hurt from screaming. So I grabbed a cough drop and went back to sleep.
I would have never thought of this dream again, if I hadn't stumbled across the cough drop wrapper on my night table the next morning.
I laughed to myself when I remembered 'the scream' in my dream and I vividly recalled my sore throat that was not in my imagination. It hurt. It really hurt.
Then I wondered ... did I scream out loud?
If I did, no one in the house came to my rescue. It is no wonder that I have dreams where I can't call for help (I have recurring '911' dreams where I dial 911 and no one is there).
The message is clear. "You are on your own, girl!" Face it. And carry on ....